Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) groups offer children, teens, adults and families the opportunity to learn skills they need to be successful in relationships, at school, work and in the community. Through direct observation, interaction and reflection our clients take what they learn in the barn and apply it to their daily lives. Nonverbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership and teamwork are all part of our curriculum. Groups are facilitated by a Master’s level licensed teacher or therapist and equine specialist.
The purpose of our children’s groups is to provide social skills lessons and practice with peers and horses. (All on-the-ground). For children who may struggle socially, our fun and challenging groups provide you child the opportunity to overcome challenges that could prevent him/her from reaching their true potential. Through direct observation, reflection, and the use of metaphors, clients take what they learn in the barn and apply it to their daily lives. It’s a great way to teach them how to deal effectively with situations that arise while developing lasting relationships.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) involves setting up activities involving the horses which will require the client or group to apply certain skills. Nonverbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership, work, confidence, teamwork, relationships, attitude, and taking responsibility are several examples of the tools utilized and developed by therapist and equine specialist. Groups work on communication skills and the importance of trust, honesty, loyalty, integrity, reliability, accountability, generosity and non-judgement
Fabulous Fillies will help your daughter in 4th, 5th, 6th grades to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect while participating in activities with the horses. Activities are designed to create a thought provoking conversational environment to help girls break down barriers and open up, while sharing their experiences, and growing emotionally stronger and more resilient.
During their developmental years, girls are exposed to many social and emotional stressors including social media, navigating relationships, school stressors, body image, etc. Girls have the ability to become anything they choose, requiring they build a strong emotional foundation. Our integrated method of experiential learning with horses allows girls to learn how to identify non-verbal cues and nuances. This series will be an inspiring experience for your daughter where she will learn how to set healthy boundaries, recognize authentic friendships, and understand the importance of surrounding herself with positive people throughout her lifetime. Additionally, she will find and maintain motivation to continue believing in herself and achieving things beyond what she perceived she was ever capable of achieving. Seating limited to 10. Pre-registration for Spring Sessions begins in January 2019. Tuesday 5:30-7:00 pm; $320 for 8 week series.
Courageous Colts will help your son in 4th, 5th and 6th grades develop the skills necessary to become a responsible, honest, respectful, and productive young man. Just as in Fabulous Fillies, activities are designed to create a thought provoking conversational environment to help boys break down barriers and open up, while sharing their experiences, and growing emotionally stronger and more resilient.
During a boy’s lifetime, there are many roadblocks that add difficulty to an already tough time. There is social media, online/video games, social pressure, and just the difficulty of growing up and maturing. This series will allow your son to learn how to build healthy relationships, effectively communicate with honesty as well as learning how to be respectful and compassionate. This series will be an eye opening experience for your son as he will learn many life skills that are lacking in many young people today. He will learn to set goals and to have the courage to see those goals come to fruition. Pre-registration for Spring Sessions begins in January 2019. Thursday 5:30-7:00 pm; $320 for 8 week series.
Just Say “Whoa” is an equine assisted therapy group for adolescents with a suspected or diagnosed mental health, substance use or duel disorder. teens who are struggle with mental health or dual disorders.
Youth will develop a greater understanding of the association between trauma and mental health and substance use disorders, and how it can derail healthy development. The concept and prevalence of trauma will be introduced and participants will learn how to identify techniques for coping with, and recovering from trauma. Registration required PRIOR to starting group. Group is on-going and new clients may join each Thursday – 6:00-7:30 pm; $320 for 8 sessions.
Professionally facilitated support group for parents who have children with a diagnosed mental health and/or substance use disorder. Parents of school age children will find reassurance and support from others with similar experiences and who share their experience, strength and hope. Call for additional details. Adults only.
Mares & Minis, a Mother/Daughter EAL group, will help mothers and daughters strengthen their relationship during pre-teen, teenage years and beyond. You and your daughter will spend quality time together, in the presence of horses while becoming aware of each others’ communication style and honoring each others’ process. Learn together how to lay a foundation for a healthy mother-daughter relationship.