The Need

Many struggling families in Wake County and surrounding areas look for a place like Hope Reins. A quiet respite in the face of a chaotic world – where a one-on-one relationship is valued and connecting with a magnificent horse – one of our ‘angels in horsehair’ – serves to comfort the pain and sorrow that is all too common in a hurting kid’s day to day life.

In Wake County Alone :


reported cases of child abuse in 2013.


kids in foster care in 2013.


children ages 10-19 committed suicide in North Carolina. (2004-2008)



divorces and annulments filed in Wake County in 2010.


hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries.

Core Values

Believe that God is our Source, Jesus is the Way
and The Word never changes.

Seek the Lord and treat people with grace in each situation.

Value authentic relationships.

Desire honest communication.

Take responsibility for our actions and words
in all situations.

Love children unconditionally.

Impact one another as we share our stories
to provide comfort and hope.

Our History

It all began with a horse, a child and a dream. It was a sweltering summer day in July 2010, when 10-year-old Marcus climbed atop Gabe, the former party pony adopted by Hope Reins to serve as the first official ‘equine counselor.’ The red-haired foster boy wore a broad smile and sat upright as his counselor led Gabe around the pasture – unaware that he was the first of many more hurting kids that would enter the gates of this special place