Our horse assisted learning program uses horsemanship as a tool to promote personal growth and development.
Horses are social animals that are constantly attuned to their environment. They look to their human handlers for leadership and safety. Participants learn to be mindful of their verbal and nonverbal communication; they develop assertiveness and problem solving skills; distress tolerance and emotion regulation skills, and explore concepts such as responsibility and respect.
Participants benefit from being physically active. Work with horses on the ground and in the saddle promotes body awareness, flexibility and strength.
- Increased Social and Community Participation
- Improved Relationships
- Improved Health and Wellbeing
- Personal Learning and Growth
About the Program
Participants meet our horses and ponies, they learn about horse safety, feeding, grooming and tacking up, advanced leading (including obstacle courses), horse health, poo patrol and much more.
Participants also have encounters of the smaller kind—feeding, petting and helping care for our pigs, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and goats.
Unless otherwise arranged, each participant must be accompanied by at least one support person who is prepared to participate in the program alongside the group members.
30 Minute Intake Session: $55 per participant.
Activities and prices vary based on the needs and abilities of participants. An intake assessment prior to accessing the program, will determine the level of support each participant needs (client to staff ratio, modified activities, specific learning goals).