Helping Hands on Horseback
Helping Hands on Horseback

Equine Experience Days

Equine Experience Days

Horse Focused Outdoor Education:
Campers within the special needs population including siblings such as painting a real horse or making a Native American Horse Drum.

OVERVIEW OF EQUINE EXPERIENCE DAYS:  Equine Experience Days provide horse-focused experiential learning to the special needs population with the inclusion of siblings.  The therapeutic benefit of horses has been widely recognized.  It is our goal to offer holistic, empowering and enriching activities all centered around the restorative power of horses with complementary horse-focused activities including gardening/nature, art and music.  Team building, self-esteem, self-confidence, and empowerment are meaningful benefits of this holistic approach to our equine experience days.

HORSES:  Participants will have the opportunity to ride each week. In addition, they will also spend time with the horses and develop horsemanship skills including leading, grooming and basic horse care.

GARDENING AND NATURE: There is nothing more powerful than the great outdoors. Participants will experience getting their hands in the soil through gardening, both planting and harvesting, as well as spending time grazing their horses and walking on the sensory trail.  Fresh air, the warmth of the summer sun, and our beautiful scenic farm will allow for developing a deeper connection with nature.

MUSIC Participants will explore and find their inner musician through participatory music with a focus on connection and comradery.  Their music will be shared with the horses of course! 

ART:  Horse-focused art projects also centered on our equine friends will get campers’ creative juices flowing! How could it not with an actual horse as their canvas?!!!  



Date and Times:

Session 1: Wednesday, July 8th and 15th
Session 2: Wednesday, July 22nd and 29th
Session 3: Wednesday, August 5th and 12th

Please note that participants must be:

  • Ambulatory
  • Able to participate in Full Day Activity without 1 on 1 support
  • Able to eat lunch and use the bathroom independently

Each session is $500 or all 3 sessions for $1275 additional 10% off siblings

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