This article gives some clarity about a variety of ways that horses can partner to help humans achieve their goals.
We combine a variety of philosophies and techniques to provide a unique and truly individualized program for our clients.
Though all of our clients learn about the horses from the ground up, grooming, leading, playing “games” with the horses and learning about horse and herd behavior, when appropriate we also incorporate mounted work. This may mean simply being led around an arena on horseback while stretching, chatting and feeling the horse move or as a client advances, this could mean a trail ride at the adjoining regional park.
In our work with Medicaid mental health patients we partner with licensed clinician to meet a client’s goals by providing Psycho-Social Rehabilitation. Our work may focus on increasing self esteem or decreasing impulsivity or on a myriad of other things.
In our work with children and teens on the autism spectrum we may be working on social skills or even academics. We may include some of the principals and practices of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
Or someone may come to us to work on stress reduction and to address some issues with anxiety. Through work with the horses we can help renew self confidence, strengthen emotional awareness and provide opportunities to practice relaxation techniques.
Our perhaps you work with or are part of a group that would benefit from developing better communication, cooperation and compromising skills. We offer couples, sibling, family and small group work as well as team building opportunities.
We would love to meet with you, show you around the ranch, introduce you to our wonderful horses and talk with you about how our program may be able to help you with the issues that you and your family are dealing with. Call us today to schedule a visit.