In The News

It takes a lot of heart!

On Saturday, January 13th, over 30 Hockley volunteers participated in our bi-annual Volunteer Enrichment. They enjoyed an educational morning with Hockley volunteer, Keith O’Connor, SLP from Katy ISD and Marty Clark of Majors Horse Massage, Hockley’s Equine Massage Therapist.   Keith shared his knowledge and experience providing a broad overview of disabilities awareness and helpful … Continued

Michelle hits new goal – Walking Unassisted!

Michelle started riding at SIRE’s Spring site in March of 2015.  She was very excited about riding and quickly showed her natural abilities on a horse.  When Michelle first started riding with SIRE she was using a wheelchair most of the time to get around.  After about six months of riding Michelle was using her … Continued

Sophia – “Therapeutic riding is magical”

Sophia began riding with us in the Fall of 2016. Sophia had difficulty making eye contact when talking and staying focused.  At the time of her riding evaluation, her mother reported difficulty controlling her energy and emotions, as well as challenges controlling her hands which resulted in profound handwriting deficiencies.  At some point, Sophia’s mom … Continued

Super Volunteer Traci!

Traci Hockabout Traci Hockabout has been an integral part of our volunteer team since January 2011.  She heard about SIRE from a friend who was volunteering with us.  After learning about SIRE Traci decided that it sounded like something she would enjoy doing.  It also would allow her to spend time with horses, something she … Continued

SIRE Spotlight : PJ Murray

SIRE is thankful to be blessed with a fantastic staff. This month we would like to shine a light on an individual who brings happiness, experience, and patience to every lesson and meeting : PJ Murray. PJ is a very busy individual! She is the Hockley Site Manager and an Instructor. She is a grandmother … Continued

Brandi Johnston – SIRE’s Comeback Queen

Sitting on a set of wooden bleachers on a hot summer day, the smell of dirt and grass fill the air. Light music accompanies the whir of large ceiling fans that are secured to the arena. The hustle and bustle of horses being herded around the barn signify the end of a riding lesson. As … Continued