Category Archives: OCD

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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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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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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Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE Donation Will Help Children and Teens

Through a partnership with the For Kids Foundation, you can now make TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS to a N.E.A.T. Scholarship fund! To donate, you can mail a check to: 834 Willow St, Reno, NV 89502 and put N.E.A.T. in the ‘for’ … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Anxiety

As I have shared before, most of us experience some anxiety in our lives. We get anxious when we are running late, or maybe when we have a big project/assignment due. We might have some anxiety when we have an … Continue reading

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Helping Kids & Teen With Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health Challenges

We are so happy to announce that, through a partnership with the For Kids Foundation, you can now make TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS to a N.E.A.T. Scholarship fund! To donate, you can mail a check to: 834 Willow St, Reno, NV … Continue reading

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