An equine-assisted activity is any specific activity that involves horses and is facilitated by an instructor. Examples of EAAs include mounted and unmounted exercises, grooming, stable management, and natural horsemanship lessons, for individuals or groups.
Equine-Assisted Activities (EAAs)
Herd leadership for teens is an 8-10 week program, offered multiple times a year, for individuals that are considered to be at risk for social, emotional, or behavioral issues that focuses on the development of job skills; including leadership, teamwork, communication, problem solving and more through equine-assisted activities.
This program provides an opportunity for group dialogue and experiential learning that promotes the growth of young leaders. Participants will be working with horses and volunteers to gain awareness of and enhance their potential leadership capabilities.
Therapeutic riding involves mounted exercises and utilizes the natural gait of the horse to promote physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being.
Instructors certified to teach traditional horsemanship skills to individuals with intellectual/physical disabilities use PATH International standards to meet and exceed goals set by support teams.
Therapeutic riding is beneficial for individuals that have symptoms of: autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and more.
Courage recently launched "Mending Fences" a program for survivors. Focus areas include communication, soft job skills, re-entry, relationship building, trust, commitment, confidence, forgiveness, and more.
Help us mend lives, support healthy choices, and heal hearts, one hoofbeat at a time.
We offer family workshops with both structured and abstract activities designed to improve communication between family members and develop new perspectives on problem solving Horses are social beings just like people. Their herd dynamics can be profoundly similar to our friend groups and families.
This is a 6 week program that provides unique sensory processing opportunities to familiarize participants with their specific learning style. Each program is designed based on individual needs.
These sessions are beneficial for individuals struggling with sensory processing and sensory cravings. All ages and abilities are welcomed and encouraged. Private or group spots available.
Courage would love to collaborate with your group or organization as a service provider to create a program that meets your needs!
Create Your Own
Natural horsemanship is the philosophy of working with horses based on the horses' natural instincts and methods of communication, with the understanding that horses do not learn through fear and pain but rather from pressure and the release of pressure.
Natural horsemanship utilizes effective communication skills to build positive and fair leaders.
While Courage uses natural methods throughout all of our programs, these are private and structured lessons that focus on teaching horsemanship.
Courage is interested in partnering with other local non-profits to explore new community outreach opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about the services Courage offers, or having our horses attend your event, Contact Us.
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For information or to schedule your time at the barn, please contact Jessie Kersh at