MINIATURE HORSE GROUND LESSONS
Most horses don't walk backwards voluntarily,
because what they can't see doesn't exist.”
Therapeion's Miniature Horse Program is an opportunity for a participant and an adult to work as a team with one of our minis or Hershey, our (much) older pony. Each team works with their mini to learn basic horsemanship skills and life skills such as patience, persistence, and problem solving. PATH Intl. provides standards of professionalism and safety for instructors and volunteers offering ground programs and Therapeion meets or exceeds those standards.
Most horse communication is non-verbal and they are in-tune with human behavior. Learning how a horse communicates can help participants better understand how our non-verbal communication might be impacting or influencing others in their lives.
Working with horses requires our participants and their adults to learn to share duties, effectively communicate to complete their assigned tasks, and allows them the opportunity to spend time on the farm with a warm and fuzzy mini.
Through interactions with the horses, participants become more self-aware. Furthermore, participants gain self-esteem and self-confidence while learning how to work with animals that are stronger than they are. In all, horses offer us the opportunity to experience humility, compassion and challenge; all critical elements to supporting self-growth and self-awareness
Our Miniature Horse Program is open to participants with a developmental age below 12 years old and an adult partner.
Please visit our ENROLL page for more information. The cost for therapeutic riding classes is $40 per week, which is $320 for the eight week session. A discount of $20 per eight week session is given if tuition in paid in full prior to the start of classes. Checks may be mailed to Therapeion. You may also pay by PayPal or credit card.