Programs

EQUINE HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER

- Alternative and traditional therapy


LIFE ENHANCEMENT CENTER

- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) *

- Social skills development including ADHD

- Round Pen* Program

EQUINE RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER

- Equine science, management
and environmentally friendly programs

-Complementary and Alternative Medicine


HIPPOTHERAPY* & THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER

- Developmental disabilities and life-threatening diseases

 

 

* What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)?

This term describes the emerging field in which horse participation plays a vital role in our emotional growth and learning programs. Several of our staff members have completed the first level in their training with Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). This is an organization formed to promote, educate, and provide standards of practice, ethics, and safety in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP).

 

* What is the Round Pen and how will it help your horse emotionally?

The most important part of the process is bridging the horse from his way of thinking (emotional) to our way of thinking (logical), but at the same time, not changing his personality.

As the relationship deepens between horse and human, each is allowed to become the "best that they can be." Through listening and communicating, give and take, timing and sensitivity, an extraordinary union can be formed between the human and equine partners becoming "united as one".

 

* What is Hippotherapy - a physical therapy using the horse's three dimensional movement as a therapeutic tool. Physical therapists who volunteer their time work with students that are severely physically disabled. This is one of the most progressive treatments used to improve posture, balance, mobility and function in select students.