From Ukraine, to Utah

From Ukraine, to Utah

My family and I are from Ukraine.

In the fall of 2022, we fled the war in Ukraine and relocated to Utah. It has been a challenging adjustment leaving our home, making new friends, and going to a new school.

Fortunately, Bridle Up Hope was recommended to me by a friend, and it has truly helped me overcome some of the current obstacles in my life. When I first started taking lessons, I was struggling with anxiety and depression. I felt stuck and didn't know where to turn. But then I discovered Bridle Up Hope and everything changed. During my lessons, I am able to forget about all of my troubles and just focus on the horse. It's like a form of therapy for me. My instructor is incredibly supportive and understanding. She has created a safe and comfortable environment where I can share my worries without fear of judgment.

Learning the 7 Habits with my instructor has also been incredibly helpful. I have learned how to be more proactive and how to focus on the things that I can control. As a result, I have become more relaxed and open-minded. I am better able to handle stress and enjoy my new life more. Overall, I am so grateful to have found Bridle Up Hope. It has truly been a blessing in my life and has helped me to find hope and happiness once again. I have been accepted to a University in Utah that I will start this summer. I am hopeful for what lies ahead.

- Girl's Experience Participant

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