Life Skills Programs
Building Resiliency Through Life Skills Development
Who We Support & Help
Why Do We Work With Horses?
The single most asked question is, why do we work with horses?
Nature provides horses with instincts and senses that are very astute. For their mere survival, a wild horse must be aware of their surroundings and quick to react. They watch for the slightest movement, especially threatening body posture. Horses know how to discern the difference between a calm non-threatening approach and anxious, nervous energy; immediately identifying individuals struggling internally.
When we can understand that they are sensitive to the stimulus of each participant, when they react to the stimulus through changes in their body language, participants must adjust their feelings and behaviors to work successfully with the horses. As facilitators listen to a horse’s non-verbal communication, together, they have the ability to walk participants through to finding life-altering change.
Participants are guided by the horses and facilitators to come to their own decisions and work on building life skills for where they are at right now! To move forward with their lives, to build skills and to truly tap into their potential!
This is NOT a HORSE THERAPY COURSE!
What Is Equine Assisted Learning?
Equine Assisted Learning is an approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises while working with horses without venturing into Equine Therapy. These skill building programs have proven to be a powerful, positive educational program for participants - it just might change your life!
The focus is not on horsemanship, and there is no horseback riding involved, but rather are developed to develop life skills through validated, hands-on experiences.
Our life skills development workshops for first responders are designed to help them develop the skills necessary to cope with the unique challenges of their job. The skills taught in these workshops will help them feel better about themselves as well as improve their relationships with colleagues and family members!