Much like humans, horses are naturally social, generous and patient.
Horses have defined roles within their herds, distinct personalities and they like to have fun. So, these large, no-nonsense animals serve as wonderful relationship role models for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Horses are sensitive to non-verbal communication.
Horses respond immediately to the messages that individuals give them in the moment. Building a relationship with a horse is similar to forming one with another person. Through their interactions with horses, individuals not only become more aware of how they communicate with others, but begin to recognize the consequences of their actions and choices. Learning to trust and communicate wioth a 1,200 pound animal is very empowering. That, in and of itself, is a memorable experience.
Youth EAL Programs – Ages 8 - 18
6 – 8 week program
Once session / week
Youth Day Camps
9:00am – 4:00pm
4 sessions throughout the day comprised of EAL, Art, Music, Vision Boards/Life Coach, Happiness sessions, Games, baking, gardening, and much more.
Senior’s Day Out
2 hour outing at the ranch
Visit with our therapy horses
Keepsake to take home
Lots of stories and Laughs!!!!!
EAL – Equine Assisted Learning
EAL is a LIFE SKILLS program not a HORSE program. It is designed to ensure learning and retention of necessary life skills to aid in personal growth.
EAL is the only nationally recognized Equine Assisted Learning Program in Canada. It has shown to help participants :
Accept Responsibility and accountability
Overcome barriers when facing change
Be encouraged to be creative and innovative
Find opportunities working together
Realize the benefits associated with effective communication
Recognize the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity
Youth Skill development programs work with horses and prepare your children to take on the challenges that life throws at them.
It is an excellent approach with the horses being the teacher as the horse has "loud teachable moments" that they never forget. This gives the youths an experience to pull from when they are faced with choices in everyday life, as they build strong solid skills working with their teacher (the horse). Our youth curriculum programs are usually longer term and range between 6-12 sessions.
Horse teachers deliver results!
Horses are ideal teachers for use with children. Once a child is taught the basics of working properly with a horse, he or she can become the leader the horse seeks. When the horse feels safe, cooperation is a hundred fold and the child can easily get the horse to do what is asked of it. This course offers real take home value your child can use in their daily life
EAL Programs are an educational tool to help develop empathy and kindness as well as combat:
Low Self Esteem
Poor Communication Skills
Inability to work with others