What We Do
Equine Assisted Therapy is a proven tool for treating teenagers experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or trauma-related symptoms. Additionally, equine therapy has proved to be effective in addressing ADHD, autism, and dyslexia. We offer group camps/activities as well as individual counseling options for those with these symptoms/diagnoses. Experiencing the horse and human connection can lead children to a better understanding of the social world. Horses can give us experience in responding to complex emotional influences and non-verbal communication. Riding horses is thought to re-wire the brain to set it up for learning. The tri-demential rhythmic movement of a horse helps those with sensory processing difficulties, and concentration limits become more aware and focused on tasks.
- Volunteer opportunity
- Peer inclusiveness
- Increased sensory processing
Our veterans’ horsemanship has been put on hold due to Covid. We will be starting a new program as soon as possible. If you are interested, please contact us. The new program will be open to both Veterans and Active Duty service members. The focus of this program is to teach horse handling skills equine behavior and psychology and safety. Participants have the opportunity to pursue more advanced equine training and handling as well as riding endeavors. Through meaningful interactions with horses and the development of effective horse-human relationships, participants can develop or improve important life skills such as self-awareness, self-confidence, emotional regulation, and both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
- Volunteer opportunities
- Camaraderie with other Veterans and Active Duty service members
- Advanced horsemanship and other workshops
- Stress relief