equine programs Overview

Misty Meadows offers unique Horsemanship, Therapeutic Equine Therapy and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Programs that awaken potential and build tools to face life’s challenges through equine-assisted learning activities.


Horsemanship Programs

Horsemanship Programs at Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center offer students the opportunity to experience horses and nature while learning horse management and riding skills. Weekly 1.5-hour lessons are divided into two 45-minute segments, EAL (equine assisted learning) and Horsemanship. Eight students divide into two groups of four and alternate between the two segments. Led by qualified instructors and experienced volunteers, two six-week sessions are offered during the fall season.


Equine Encounter

Our field trips and events offer an opportunity for children and adults of all ages to connect with horses through riding or hands-on activities in a safe and fun environment. Our programs can be tailored for your group... whether you're a family visiting for summer vacation, a wedding party looking for a fun unique experience to entertain your guests, a company interested in a team-building activity or a parent looking for a great birthday celebration for your child. Come explore the equine world with us!


Therapeutic Equine Therapy

Misty Meadow’s Therapeutic Equine Therapy allows people with special needs to receive the holistic benefits of horseback riding under the care of skilled instructors. A disability does not prevent someone from riding horses. In fact, people with special needs, in particular, can benefit from the increased flexibility, strength, balance, confidence and relationship building that comes with Therapeutic Riding.

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Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

EAL is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. In the Equine Assisted Learning Programs, the participants engage in un-mounted, horse-related, group based skill building activities, and discussions. Although riding may be a component in some of the programs at Misty Meadows, building relationship with the horses/self and others is the dominant focus for all programs.