Help us spread the word! This kind of programming is still new in this area and not everyone knows what it is or how it could benefit them. Not all can afford it either. Donating sponsorships is a wonderful way to help more kids and families benefit from working with horses.
For an hour class, we will typically spend five to 10 minutes in the beginning to introduce the exercise and objective. Participant(s) will then spend 40 to 45 minutes working through the exercise with the horses and other team members in the arena. This is “hands-on” learning time where the horses are the “teachers.” During [...]
Because this is a fairly new field, some facilities may label their programming as “Equine-assisted Learning” but may not necessarily be certified or have qualification. Our program is certified by a nationally recognized program, and we are absolutely dedicated to furthering our training and qualifications. All of our facilitators are certified by The OK Corral [...]
Most kids who come here don’t have experience with horses and so are a little nervous just because this is a new experience. That’s okay! It does not take long for most people to get comfortable around the horses. We won’t push anyone into a situation they don’t feel ready for. However if your child [...]
Most importantly, make sure the liability forms are filled in correctly and signed. In spring, rubber boots are important! Sandals and crocks are not safe around the horses. Wear comfortable clothing for working around the horses and appropriate for the weather (especially in winter!!).
Definitely, riding can be an amazing experience! Equine Assisted Learning is on the ground because we want the horses to have opportunity to give feedback through body language. If a participant is on the horses’ back, it’s not as easy for them to see that feedback. Riding takes a lot of skill and technique for [...]
Lead facilitators are certified in Equine Assisted Learning and have had extensive training and experience in equine assisted learning, teaching groups, and horsemanship. Assistant Facilitators all have first aid training, equine assisted learning training and horsemanship experience.
Our horses are quiet, trained, and are carefully selected for their suitability and gentleness. What makes our programming safer than many equine programs is that there is no riding involved. All facilitators are experienced with horses and are trained in first aid. We also make sure to have a high facilitator to participant ratio. It’s [...]
No, this is not therapy. Although horses can be incredibly “therapeutic” and a wide range of individuals can benefit from working with horses through our programming, Equine-assisted Learning is not therapy or counselling. What we have to offer is a positive learning and growth experience with horses. We gladly work together with a participants’ therapist, [...]