While equine therapy can be beneficial in a number of ways, it is especially helpful in building relationship skills. Working with a horse to build trust teaches skills necessary for day-to-day interaction with others.
2 pm ~Welcome/Horse 101 Introduction
2:30 pm~ Meet and Greet with Farm Animals
3:00 pm~ Exercise One: Meet the Herd: This is a powerful tool in identifying members within a family (mom, dad, siblings) or school setting (who is the teacher, friend, bully). Watching how horses interact with each other teaches us how we interact with those in our Human Herd.
3:45 pm~ Break
4:00 pm~ Exercise Two: Get your House in Order: This exercise will allow participants to “build their home or school” and lead a horse through it. Navigating through the hallways of life can be very challenging, horses can help you find the best path to reach your goals.
4:45 pm ~Break/Help with Ranch Chores
5:00 pm~ Ranch Chores (help feed the horses and farm animals)