Healing for single parent families

One of Revive Israel’s neighbors here at Yad HaShmona is the King David Therapeutic Riding Stables. Together we have been developing a unique partnership over the last number of years that is impacting families and children, and especially single parent families.


Ophir: “It was actually my special needs child that started horse riding therapy. Then two of my other children went to the summer riding camp. It was really wonderful. Because of the situation we went through with their father leaving, there is still a lot of pain. But this really helps them build confidence. They’re happy! I think the main thing is to take care of the fears that they have, and every time they have a lesson they feel more secure. When my son went through a hard time this morning, just the fact that we were going today to the horses was an expression of the Father’s love. So I want to thank Revive that they are there to hear God’s heart for those children and to bless them and to let them know they are loved and cherished.”

Veronica: “I have two handsome boys, aged sixteen and fourteen. This summer Ariel suffered from a very deep depression. It was just something that I didn’t know how to deal with. Somebody told me about these stables. Ariel started riding and it totally changed his life. He said to me, ‘Mom, I wake up every morning, and I have a reason to get out of bed.’ This has been a beautiful change in his life and for so many children. I am very, very thankful for Revive Israel. Without their help we would not be able to pay for this.”

This article originally appeared on Revive Israel, February 1, 2017, and reposted with permission.