The owners of Victory Reins, Alison Veazey and Kelly Weldon, have a strong desire to teach others how to grow and develop in their individual relationship with Jesus Christ, which stems from their own personal struggles and the victory in which they have found in their walk with Christ. Through many years of learning and growing in relationship with horses, Alison and Kelly have found that many of the lessons they have learned from spending time with these large and beautiful animals parallel to many of the lessons taught in God's Word. It is the hope that through this program others can learn these lessons and find Victory over their struggles.
Alison Veazey, MA -LifeChange Certified Biblical Counselor -Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor -National Christian Counselor Association
Alison Veazey earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2012. Alison is the Dean of Students and Instructor of Think LifeChange Biblical Institute of Biblical Counseling (thinklifechange.com). Alison is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (LCPC) through the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) and has started Victory Reins, a program that uses horses as a tool to teach relationships with Christ and others. Alison has counseled as a Lay Counselor with Woodlands Church in The Woodlands Texas under the supervision of Dr. Paul Looney. She has worked at The Right Step in The Woodlands Texas as a drug and alcohol counselor. She has also volunteered with Janet Nicholas, MA, LPC, LCDC, EAP through her Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program Trails Less Traveled. Alison was the Director of Laity Care Ministry at Northway Church of The Woodlands, Texas. Alison is married to her amazing husband Chris and has two children, Hannah and Parker.
Kelly Weldon has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for twenty years and is now pursuing a new path that God is leading her down in biblical counseling. She is Victory Reins’ Horse Specialist and is currently earning her biblical counseling certification through the Think LifeChange Institute of Biblical Counseling. Kelly has worked with horses for over a decade and has attended Eagala and Parelli Natural Horsemanship workshops. She started Victory Reins with Alison Veazey in the hope that God would provide opportunities for individuals and families to heal and grow in Christ with the help of these beautiful animals. Kelly has two horses of her own and has boarded horses at her home for several years. She has been married to her wonderful husband Billy for twenty-one years and is blessed with five grown children; Johnathan, Candace, Christopher, Kasey, and Chloe
Athena is a twelve year old Hanoverian/Thoroughbred and has been with us for seven years. She's a bit spoiled but very loving and gentle and enjoys being pampered. Athena spent her early years as a hunter jumper but now enjoys her time grazing in the pasture. She is always ready to befriend anyone with a carrot.
There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
Victory Reins helped me grow closer to the Lord by showing me the burden of my sins and the lasting freedom in Christ. Through the weekly interactions with the horses, I came into a deeper understanding of my relationship with Jesus and how sin affects my walk with Him. Even now, one year after I finished the curriculum, the memories of the activities and discussions are engrained in my mind as allegories to my relationship with Jesus. I really appreciate the work of Victory Reins.Sarah D. from Magnolia, TX
Having never been around horses, other than some apprehension, I did not have any expectations for how this experience would unfold. I had been through The Heart of the Problem, so I felt I had a good understanding of how it would be incorporated into the training. There is some truth in that statement, however God revealed much more than I could have imagined by use of the horses, the weather, and our (counselor/counselee) hearts. All of these elements had a part in painting extraordinary visuals, displaying God’s presence and how we are blind to our sin and how that sin weighs us down so much that it becomes our primary focus, which spawns into our problems that we quickly blame on our circumstances. It was an humbling experience that brought me closer in my walk with Christ and revealed my heart. I just want to thank both Alison and Kelly for the instruction and opportunity to be a part of what they are doing. It is truly life-changing.Jason D. from Conroe, TX