Equine therapy effort receives first lady grant

A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the physical, psychological and social well-being of children and adults with physical disabilities has received a $1,000 grant from the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation.

Calli Johnson, executive director of Reins To Recovery Inc., along with Susan Fox, attended the awards presentation in Indianapolis, where Karen Pence presented donations of $500 to $1,000 to 35 charities and organizations serving families and children across the state.

“We are growing in many areas, and we are truly blessed with support from grants such as this one,” Johnson said in a news release.

The program allows people with disabilities to interact with a therapeutic team consisting of a horse, instructor and/or therapist and volunteers. It also provides equine-assisted programs for children who have been victims of violence or abuse.

Reins To Recovery Inc., founded by Johnson in 2008, is at 1660 N. County Road 1000W, Seymour.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.