Author Archives: Laurie

Equine Therapy Reaches Across Generations

The work we do with horses offers so many benefits. Whether it is with children, teens, adults or seniors, horse can make a difference. In this Horse & Rider article, some of the benefits for seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s, … Continue reading

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New Treatments Offer Hope

We love seeing that there are new options for people who are struggling with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. In this moving article in the North Jersey Record, Cindy Schweich Handler shares some insights into what it is … Continue reading

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The Growing Support for Equine Assisted Therapy

Of course we see it in the work we do. We see that children, teens and even adults can experience learning, growth and change through work with horses. They become less impulsive. They become less self-conscious. They become less anxious. … Continue reading

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Consider the Positives of ADHD

Most of the time we are dealing with the negative impact of ADHD. Lack of focus, impulsive behaviors and a myriad of social, emotional and behavioral issues accompany an ADHD diagnosis. This neurological disorder is challenging for the child/teen/adult with … Continue reading

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Does My Child Have Inattentive ADHD

He just can’t seem to focus….Her bedroom is such a disaster. She can never find anything…How could you forget your homework? Sound familiar? Sometimes we just can’t get a handle on what is going on with our kids. No matter … Continue reading

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Horses – A Powerful ADHD Intervention

There are many challenges when living with or caring for someone with ADHD. The impulsivity and lack of focus is an issue across environments. Parents, teachers and other caregivers do their best but the child/teen struggles and can end up … Continue reading

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When We Know Better, We Do Better

There is a growing body of knowledge about the long-term, life changing impact of early childhood trauma. In this post on the Institute for Attachment and Child Development website they take a look at how “Early trauma negatively impacts the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Doing Less

I was thinking about this all night and was eager to get this written this morning. Often we race through our days, herding our children from one activity/event to another. Sports, music lessons, amusement parks and so much more. And … Continue reading

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ADHD…Why Horses?

Kids and teens with ADHD can struggle in so many areas. They often need constant supervision to accomplish the simplest daily tasks. They are disorganized and struggle to remember what they are supposed to do next. They lack focus and … Continue reading

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How Work With Horses Helps Those With ADHD

Our kids can struggle. They have a hard time in school. They have a hard time at home and they have a hard time with relationships. We have to keep after them to get even simple daily tasks done. They … Continue reading

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