Author Archives: Laurie

So Wonderful to Hear About Success

We know that the work we do can make a difference, but it is so great to hear from someone who wants to share just how much the program has helped! We worked with this young man 10 years ago. … Continue reading

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We Appreciate Your Support

It means so much to us to hear from our clients and their families…. The author Paul Coelho has said “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you”. Our family feels this way about everything … Continue reading

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Our Teens Need Our Help

The statistics are frightening. ‘Suicide rates for 15- to 19-year-olds and those between 20 and 24 are at their highest level since 2000, a new study reports.’ This comes from a US New & World Report article that rates increased … Continue reading

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How does Equine Therapy Work?

I have not posted a blog in so long! We were very involved in making our First Annual Really N.E.A.T. Benefit Concert a success, and I really let sharing information with you all slide! My apologies. Today I want to … Continue reading

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Long Term Impact of Common ADHD Medications

I have not posted anything in a long time, but I feel it is important to share some information with you. This morning in our local paper (RGJ), author John Rosemond has an article talking about the risks posed by … Continue reading

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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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