Why Choose Project Horse for Your Teen?
OUR HORSES ARE MENTORS
Project Horse's equines, having successfully overcome a variety of challenges themselves, make excellent teachers and role models. A horse’s body language and energy provides constant feedback about a teenager’s state and is an invaluable resource for our facilitating team. Our facilitators can use the horse’s feedback to help a teen without requiring the teen to articulate their specific thoughts and feelings. The presence of horses in our sessions usually motivates even the most reluctant teens to genuinely engage in the learning process out of a desire to connect and be successful with the horses.
At Project Horse, through a variety of non-riding activities, horses play an integral role in motivating and helping teens learn, grow and change. The feedback provided by the horses accelerates personal growth and development, and with guidance from the facilitating team, it allows teens to try out new ways of thinking, responding and being, while in a safe and supportive setting. Teens can learn and practice these new skills and ideas at Project Horse before applying them to daily life “outside the paddock”.