Hope Reins run a variety of programs designed to build relationships with each other through the understanding and building of relationships with rescued horses in a country farm setting. Horses are a prey animal so are incredibly sensitive to body language making them very responsive to humans and acting as a mirror to their emotions. Horses are also a herd animal, so bonding with humans is as important to them as it is to us. We are both social animals. One of their programs is a mentoring and leadership program for young people 12 and over. This program is not only a volunteering program where young people are helping out the organisation to achieve its goal or caring for horses, it is also mentoring young people. The program runs on two diﬀerent afternoons every week working with two diﬀerent groups of young people.