Hello! My name is Tucker and I want to share my Rawhide journey.

When I first came to Rawhide, I was struggling with negative peer interactions, anger management and respecting others. The short time I have been here has given me a new perspective on life. I realize there are a lot of caring staff and helpful resources available to set me on a better path when I return home.

I learned a lot of my anger was actually sadness from things that happened to me in my past. Thanks to my therapist, Cassie, and equine-assisted therapy sessions with my horse, Ruger, I express my emotions in healthier ways and am more responsible. Working with Ruger helped me feel comfortable opening up during my therapy sessions.

My family and I are very close, and are my main motivation for working hard to correct my behaviors. I look forward to catching up on more school credits and participating in the automotive job training class before I finish my program at Rawhide.

Thank you for donating to Rawhide so I can utilize all of the available resources that have helped me grow and better myself.