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Free Rein Foundation and LAPD Making Massive Impact for Kids

by | Aug 31, 2020 | Eagala News, Therapy With Horses

Justine Makoff with Free Rein Foundation  and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in a heart-warming and inspiring story on NBC-LX about the massive impact they are having with kids and horses.  

Free Rein rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes horses that have been abused and enlists their incredible “horse sense” in Eagala Model programs.  They provide opportunities to people to explore ways of managing difficult situations, fears, attitudes, and ways of being in relationships and society.

Where joblessness, crime, violence, gangs, robberies, drug use, and homelessness are rampant, the LAPD, along with Free Rein Foundation, is making sure kids have the tools they need to be successful members of their community.

To help kids who are facing stress in their daily lives, officers bring them to Free Rein Foundation for an 8-week program with their horses and Eagala Certified team to learn how to cope with difficult life situations, trust in others, and communication skills.

Recently, Cody Broadway from NBC-LX spent a day at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center to learn about how the Free Rein Foundation and the LAPD are working together to improve lives and communities. 

At a time when police across the U.S. are facing a crisis of legitimacy, this is a heartwarming story about how LAPD officers are helping kids who live in some of the most underserved communities in California.

Click here to watch this beautiful story of our times and the camaraderie and healing that is happening. 

A huge thank you and kudos to Chief Michael Moore and the Free Rein Foundation for their dedication to building positive community relationships!