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THE POWER OF HORSES

Why use horses?

 

Even though they have been domesticated, horses have remained rooted in their prey animal instincts. They will seek out leadership in the herd. All through history, horses have survived by being so connected to their environment that they will respond to the slightest change. The response could be an immediate evasive action. A horse will seek safety before anything else, looking to the leader of the herd for guidance with no hesitation that could cost them their lives. Although this is not usually the case, life, and death, in a domestic farm scenario, it is a survival instinct that has remained intact.

Horses do not judge; they are honest and consistent in their feedback. Horses look for leadership and want to know if there is a plan. Learning to listen to what the horse has to say can sometimes spur the answer to individual change.

The horses’ ability to use nonverbal body language and their connection to their immediate environment is often the way individuals (humans) will uncover truths about themselves and their behaviour. The actions/ reactions of the horse can push human partners, overcoming barriers and coming to new understandings of our human behaviour in the context of our lives with respect to family, peer relationships, and school or work.

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our programs

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PONY POWER
  • 3–6-year-olds

  • Experiential, sensory

  • Skills: empathy, confidence, communication, leadership, teamwork

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FAMILY GROUPS
  • Social

  • A chance to: improve communication skills, change the dialogue, get away from screens, work on difficult family dynamics.

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SCHOOL/YOUTH
GROUPS
  • Leadership skills

  • Communication skills

  • Teamwork

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Specifically tailored full day or half day workshops

 

Although the curriculum was designed as a 12-week program, each exercise can be used in a standalone fashion.​

A one- or two-day workshop can be tailored for the specific needs of your group.

How do the programs work?

  • Programming consists of a curriculum that drives objectives to desired outcomes. Each exercise is experiential and focuses on one objective at a time.

  • The exercises may be used in a building block style, carried out over 12 weeks, or may be tailored to a one-day workshop in a stand-alone fashion. This will entirely depend on the desired outcomes of the group that is being facilitated.

  • The focal point of the curriculum is to develop life skills in a fun and exciting environment with a horse.

What will my team learn?

  • Participants will learn to build life skills such as:

  • Leadership skills

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Trust

  • Active listening skills

  • Problem solving

  • Creative thinking

  • Learning to set boundaries and respect boundaries of others

  • Overcome fears and obstacles

  • Respect and empathy for others

Get in Touch to book

1-905-252-6168

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