HORSEMANSHIP GROUND LESSON PROGRAM
Most horses don't walk backwards voluntarily,
because what they can't see doesn't exist.”
Therapeion's Horsemanship Program is an opportunity for a participant and an adult to work as a team with one of our minis, ponies, or horses. Each team works with their equine 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 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 critter.
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 Horsemanship Program is open to participants with a developmental age below 12 years old and an adult partner.