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The greatest gift you can give a child is a regulated nervous system.

Caregiver Connections is an equine-assisted support group for kinship, adoptive, and foster caregivers of children who have experienced trauma. Led by a mental health professional and an equine specialist, this program focuses on offering a safe place for caregivers to:

  • process the challenges of parenting children impacted by trauma

  • build a network of peer support

  • practice self-care and learn regulation tools to use at home

  • explore the brain science on trauma and how trauma impacts brain development

  • engage in experiences with horses to build regulation and relationship skills

Working with the horses offers a unique opportunity for caregivers to practice mindfulness, experience the power of self-regulation, and understand the importance of clear intentions in communication as they improve their relationship skills to better connect with child(ren) at home.

** Please note that this is not a horseback riding program.


Weekly sessions (Sept. 27th  – Dec. 13th)

Available Group Spots: 6

Group will be offered Monday mornings from 10AM – 11AM


The cost of this 11-week program is $600*. A deposit is required to complete registration (refundable up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the program).  The remaining balance will be due on the first day of group, or a payment plan option is available if needed.

*A sliding scale fee schedule is also available for those who need help with the cost of the program.


Please complete the interest form and someone from our office will get back to you about the current availability of the group.


Please call our office (512) 778-9449 or email us at with any questions or concerns.

Spirit Reins is not a crisis or critical care center. If your child is actively suicidal or experiencing a serious crisis, please call 911 or take them to the nearest hospital.

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