Ohana Preservation Foundation Programs Quotes from Program Days "That was paradise" "I feel like I just had an emotional massage-that was so wonderful" "Best day ever" Favorite Part of Being at Ohana is:"Seeing all the animals & all the love that everyone gives me" "Feeling of being in a peaceful oasis from all of the hustle & bustle" "I love when everyone gets together" "Sense of community" "It was heaven on earth" "It was the best day of my life" Children and their families from Capital Caring Kids, a local pediatric hospice, enjoy a session with Dropping the Reins at the annual Healing with Horses event. Horses are the best listeners and give unconditional love. Nancy Davidson of Dropping the Reins engages the children in a "horse race" for a bit of fun. Horses connect to people of all ages. Ohana's mini horses bring joy to children who've had to say goodbye to their siblings. Pediatric hospice nurses spend time with the mini during a self-care workshop. Fairy time with Koko. Horses can sense our emotions. A caregiver makes tranquil connections with our equine companions. Children who have experienced trauma are shown how to overcome fear and find a sense of community through the healing power of horses. Little boy steals a kiss as he celebrates his first holiday without his sister. Children learn how taking care of a garden also takes care of them. Therapeutic gardening helps families work through difficult challenges. Planting fairy gardens creates a magical place for children to dream. Kids learned how to propagate plants and succulents for their teacup gardens, while learning to find joy in the little things. Ohana creates connections to nature and each other. Children explore our five senses garden. Children get up close and personal with plants in the Stable Blooms shed. Planting bulbs shows us how something so ugly and strange can turn into something so beautiful. Children and their families decorate live evergreen wreaths facilitated by Homestead Art Therapy and Counseling certified Art Therapist. Art therapy interns support families facilitating projects that encourage families to process their grief and loss and bond as a family. Children of all abilities can enjoy art with nature. Instilling the love for nature in little hearts. Children and their families create memory wreaths during the annual Healing with Horses event. Children engage in art therapy to connect to each other as they recall their favorite memories of their loved ones. Writing down all the hard things, placing them in a box and releasing them. Koko vists the residents of Jubilation in Fredericksburg. A hospice nurse gives hugs and finds comfort. On our way to visit a local hospice. Koko attends our Charity Golf Tournament. Koko visits Santa at the Sheehy Toyota family event. Mini horses bring comfort to hospice patients. Contact Tara Hoit at email@example.com for more information.