News & Events
Sad News – Straw passed over on Tues 4/29/14
Posted in News & Events
May 1st, 2014
The humans and horses at Spring Reins of Life find ourselves in the midst of shock and deep grief – we are heartbroken. An official memorial is being planned, stories being gathered and information will be posted/shared to honor and commemorate this Miracle Mare’s majestic life. At present moment, words are hard to find. Just […]
Spring Reins of Life – NEW Home in Somerset County! Join Us on June 1st!
April 15th, 2014
Hello – Spring Reins of LIFE 501c3 is blessed to have found a very beautiful and supportive HOME in Central New Jersey (Somerset County). On Sunday June 1st we will be hosting a Free Demo and Fundraiser at Foxx Creek Farm! COME JOIN US! Event Page RSVP: http://springreinsoflife-demofundraiser.eventbrite.com There will be Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) […]
Straw is the Miracle Mare – NEW book by Chicken Soup for the Soul “Miracles Happen”
January 13th, 2014
NEW NEW NEW! The new book by Chicken Soup for the Soul, Miracles Happen, features our very own Straw – “The Miracle Mare”!!! Amazing week here at Spring Reins of LIFE! Look what arrived today in the mail! Advance author copies of the NEW Chicken Soup for the Soul’s book “Miracles Happen” featuring Straw! She […]
“Coffee Clutch with Dutch Henry – Feature Friday” is about Spring Reins of Life! 1/10/14
January 13th, 2014
Check out the Feature Friday with Dutch Henry’s Coffee Clutch blog post. Its all about Spring Reins of Life (5-1c3). http://dutchhenry.blogspot.com/2014/01/feature-friday-spring-reins-of-life.html One correction: CC is co-founder along side of MaryEllen Salamone. Without the insight and support of MaryEllen as co-founder Spring Reins of LIFE would not exist. She served […]
Spring Reins of LIFE has Moved!
June 4th, 2013
As of June 1st, 2013 – our location and our herd has moved from Pittstown (at High Pointe Equine Center since October 2010) to Broadway, NJ. We are now operating out of CanalSide Farm in Broadway (Washington Township) just inside of Warren County. The farm in Pittstown was foreclosed upon midway through our first […]
Fundraising for At Risk Youth in NJ – to Honor a Cherished Horse
March 1st, 2013
Announcement: The CHIVAS Memorial Fund (formerly The Justice for Chivas Fund – see NJ.com article below) will now be donating all money raised in honor of Chivas, a wonderful and beloved Pittstown, NJ horse who lost his life too soon, to nonprofit organization Spring Reins of Life for the purpose of providing EAP and EAL […]
Straw’s Induction into NJVMA Hall of Fame 2013!
March 1st, 2013
Spring Reins of Life (SROL) is very proud to share this news about one of our cherished 4 legged colleagues! Straw is a mare that works with us to provide EAP and EAL services to At Risk Youth, PTSD Veterans, and Bereaved Children. Many of you may know her from our funding efforts to keep […]
Straw Fund Completed (Thank you!)
January 24th, 2013
The Straw Fund – IS COMPLETED! NJ Horse with a Broken Body Has a Knack For Healing Human Hearts Animals – Pittstown, New Jersey, United States Update Note: January 22, 2013 –The STRAW FUND is Completed! Spring Reins of Life wishes to send a heart felt THANK YOU to Viggo Mortensen, Jewel, and Betty […]
Donate to The Straw Fund for 2013 – Very Special Horse Needs Your Support!
December 3rd, 2012
Make a tax deductible donation to The Straw Fund! Straw is a mare who has been to HELL and all the way back again…she now teaches hospitalized PTSD combat veterans to do the same! We need your support to keep her going in 2013… Meet Straw! This mare is a amazing soul who found […]
Summer 2012 EAP Demo, August 18th @ Spring Reins of Life!
June 5th, 2012
FREE – LIVE – DEMONSTRATION of Equine Assisted Services… SPRING REINS of HOPE, Getting to the Horse of the Matter AND SPRING REINS of LIFE, Horses – Humans & Healing (501c3) … PRESENTS… Open House Live Demonstration of EAP and EAL (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy / Equine Assisted Learning [life-skills]) SAVE THE DATE! and JOIN […]
Spring 2012 Open House DEMO on June 2nd (NJ)
May 16th, 2012
It’s that time of year again – Open House Demonstrations of EAP Services! This season will host three demos (Spring 2012, Summer 2012 and Fall 2012) so on June 2nd will be our Spring Session Demo! FREE of Charge, All are Welcome! Saturday, June 2nd! Spring Reins of Hope (LLC) / Spring Reins of Life […]
REAL WARRIORS and Spring Reins of Life
February 15th, 2012
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) launched a public awareness initiative on May 21, 2009 to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members and veterans coping with invisible wounds. View the Real Warriors Campaign website at http://www.realwarriors.net/, and learn more about the campaign themed, “Real Warriors. Real Battles. Real […]
SROL and Veterans Day (Fort Dix)
November 14th, 2011
From MaryEllen Salamone and Christianna Capra Veteran’s Day 11/11/11 Yesterday, Christianna and I spent the day at Fort Dix in New Jersey. We were invited to be a part of a wellness conference for soldiers, their families and their caseworkers. We listened to story after story, and I left with a […]
Renowned Artist Michael Colavito offers images to commemorate and honor September 11, 2001.
September 22nd, 2011
New York, NY – September 9, 2011: Renowned Artist Michael Colavito is offering (#) of images for the first time to the public as a way to both commemorate and honor the events of September 11, 2001. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 the following images will be released […]
EAGALA Military Services Press Release 9-7-11 / (SROL is an official EAGALA Model Program in NJ & NY)
September 7th, 2011
SROL is an official EAGALA Model Program in NJ & NY —Santaquin, Utah, September 7, 2011—In a move to streamline hundreds of equine assisted programs across the country and help veterans, active military, their families and families of the fallen gain access to much needed therapy, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association has formed EAGALA Military Services, it was announced by Lynn Thomas, Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit. A Military Task Force will focus on five key areas: Research, Community Education, Government Relations, Member Training and Program Development. EAGALA Certified Mental Health and Equine professionals have been working with this population since 1999 treating emotional, mental and behavioral issues ranging from PTSD, TBI, depression and addiction to combat stress, reintegration, grief and family trauma. Please click the title above to read the rest of this News Release.
The Salamone Family 10 Years Post 9/11
August 11th, 2011
Spring Reins of Life – Horses, Humans & Healing was founded in 2011 by MaryEllen and Christianna Capra as the non profit extension to Spring Reins of Hope-Growth, providing Equine Assisted Services utilizing horses as “teachers” and “therapists” under the EAGALA Model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). The program provides EAL (equine assisted life-skills) and EAP (equine assisted psychotherapy) services on a wide variety of topics and issues from corporate training to depression and PTSD. Please click the title above to read the fill News Releases.