Category Archives: Depression

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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Why Teens Benefit From Work With Horses

Teens can struggle with so much. On one hand, they may crave the comfort and safety they felt when they were younger, but on the other hand, they are genetically programed to pull away and to become their own person. … Continue reading

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Why Kids Do What They Do

Oh my goodness, we have all worked with a child who just seems to react to everything in a negative way. They fight with siblings and are rude and resistant to caregivers, teachers and other adults. They frustrate us and … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy and Depression

We know that so many people are struggling with depression. From very young children to senior citizens, depression is now the leading cause of disability world wide. This great article in Medical Express talks about how we can build resiliency … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Has Far Reaching Benefits

We know this to be true, but it is always so moving for me to hear about how horses are helping people to heal and I often hear it in the most unexpected places! While listening to NPR radio yesterday … Continue reading

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The Benefits Are Undeniable

Though our program is not a traditional ‘Therapeutic Riding’ program working with people with physical and cognitive challenges, and utilizing ‘side walkers’ and ‘horse handlers,’ we do work with many children, teens and even adults on the autism spectrum. This … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays (Not Always)

Living with ‘special needs’ children and teens offers daily challenges but, after time, you figure out what you have to do to make things work.  Who cares if they have hotdogs for breakfast, always wears a blue shirt or can’t … Continue reading

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