The Horse Center offers unique programs bringing horses and humans together to promote emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Group-based programs foster personal development, communication and relationship-building skills through interactions with horses.
Our teaching method is inspired by the Vaquero style of horsemanship, where “the feel” of the horse is emphasized. Horses are sensitive herd animals with their own social rules and group dynamics. As prey animals, horses are highly intuitive and keenly aware of their surroundings and constantly providing us with feedback through non-verbal body language. By partnering with horses, participants can gain insight about themselves and how they relate to others.
Our Winter and Spring Programs are now over. Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers for a great season.
See you in the Fall of 2017!
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Programs
In the Equine Assisted Learning Programs, participants engage in unmounted groundwork and skill building exercises. Our group activities are designed to promote self-discovery with the horse providing instant, honest unfiltered feedback. Each eight-week program is perfectly tailored for age-specific participants. EAL programs do not involve riding.
Our horsemanship programs offer a unique riding approach to grow self-awareness, build confidence, improve communication and develop a more meaningful connection with the natural world. During the eight-week program, students gain a solid foundation of horsemanship to continue their riding education, as well as skills that can be helpful in all aspects of life.