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Parent Orientation Week

Each session at Free Rein begins with a Parent Orientation Week. Meetings are scheduled between parents/guardians and staff to set individual goals for students. Goals fall into four categories: physical, social, cognitive and horsemanship. By tracking progress throughout the session, lesson plans can reflect areas of improvement. This concrete evidence helps Free Rein continue [...]


PATH Int’l NC State Meeting and Education Day

Our wonderful instructors had a great day at NC Therapeutic Riding Center - NCTRC for the PATH Int'l NC State Meeting and Education Day. Mary Stoehr, Kara Franks, Brittany McCathern and Rachel Evans learned about farm bio-security, trouble shooting problem behaviors, different types of mounts and dismounts, and got advice from a rider with visual impairments. Free Rein will be taking what was [...]



Ayla Breed: Bashkir Curly Age:  12 Color: Bay Height:  15.2 Hands Gender:  Mare Ayla is leased to us from one of our instructors, Mary. She started with Free Rein in 2017. In her younger years she was a brood mare, more recently a dressage mount. Ayla carries beginner [...]



Cassie Breed: Quarter Horse Age: 32 Color: Red Dunn Height: 14.3 hands Gender: Mare Cassie comes to us from Camp Carolina and has been working with us since 2013. Camp Carolina has had Cassie for 20 years, she is a beginner horse who loves walk-trot [...]



Jessie Breed: Appaloosa Cross Age: 14 Color: Red Roan Height: 15.3 hands Gender: Mare Jessie joined the program in 2018. She has spent many years showing hunt seat and eventing competitions before becoming a dressage mount. She loves when riders and volunteers bring her treats. Jessie is [...]



Moose Breed: Welsh Pony Age: 18 Color: Flea Bitten Gray Height: 13 hh Gender: Gelding Moose came to Rockbrook in 2019 and started at Free Rein Fall Session that year.  Before camp life, Moose was a Hunter-Jumper pony at a lesson barn in Flat Rock, [...]



Moe Breed: Oldenburg Age: 24 Color: Chestnut Height: 16.1 hands Gender: Gelding Owned by Rockbrook Camp, Moe has been with Free Rein since 2014. Since his start at Rockbrook, he has been giving lessons at camp and teaching little girls everything they needed to know about horses. In [...]


Mr. Pumpkin

Mr. Pumpkin Breed: Haflinger Age: 26 Color: Palomino Height: 13.2 hands Gender: Gelding Mr. Pumpkin in his early life worked as an Amish work horse who came to Free Rein in 2004. His most enjoyable activity is pulling a cart; we hope one day to use Pumpkin’s [...]



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P.O. Box 1325, Brevard, NC 28712

Phone: 828-883-3375