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EQUINE FACILITATED MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING

Benefits of Equine-Assisted Mental Health and Learning:

  • Reduces Anxiety

  • Increases Attention Span/Focus/Mental Clarity

  • Helps with setting personal boundaries

  • Helps reframe negative self-talk

  • Increases self-control

  • Benefits self-esteem

  • Increases assertiveness

  • Builds trust

  • Reframes and helps recognize disempowering perspectives

Goals:

We strive to achieve peaceful, healing, relationships conducive to personal growth, spiritual growth, discovery, and well-being.  The soothing, tactical experiences with the equines, such as the ones conducted at our facility, generate a sense of physical wholeness and inner tranquility essential for mental and spiritual health.  If we, as individuals, want to attain solace, we need to seek out activities that promote quiet time, and a worry-free state of mind, even for a moment, to promote one’s psyche to shift to a more creative state that is conducive to profound change.  We have found that the equine-assisted activities that we provide help us to slow down and pursue a rhythm and touch which creates a sense of composure and reduces stress thus opening up the mind to learning. Countless case studies attest to the healing effects of horses.  Working with a powerful, gentle, humble creature forces us to take a look at ourselves and explore who we are and where we need to go.   The horses respond to us as unique individuals and somehow understand us at the most basic level of who we are. 

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Session Options:

Sessions can be conducted in a variety of ways. We offer one-on-one sessions with one of our Equine Mental Health and Learning certified instructions to improve general mental outlook, self-esteem, self-awareness, and personal growth. Our certified instructors can also partner with a  licensed counselor who can offer insight and feedback from the results of the session. We also work with addiction recovery programs and provide an onsite certified instructor to supervise the equine-related portions of the activities in conjunction with the oversight provided by the facilitators of these programs. 

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