In this exclusive groundwork program, participants learn to build a positive relationship with their equine partner while discovering their own strengths and value. Working with one horse for 8 weeks, participants develop skills including confidence, trust, relaxation and leadership through guided exercises and challenges. They will learn the horses' individual needs and qualities and reflect upon their own uniqueness. Participants will complete the course with a sense of confidence, new skills including relaxation and leadership techniques and an understanding and respect for the limits and boundaries each individual has.
Week One- Making connections- meeting your group and equine partner
Week Two- Getting to know you
Week Three- Confidence Building
Week Four- Relaxation
Week Five- Trust Each Other
Week Six- Leadership
Week Seven- Perfecting the Pairing
Week Eight- Graduation
This course is offered to ages 8+. Lessons are 60 minutes in length. No special equipment is required, except for closed toes shoes and a bike helmet for those under 16. This course does not offer riding, as several of the horses are physically/ developmentally unable to be ridden but have much to offer. Classes are capped at 4 participants maximum. Participants must be able to work independently and follow direction for safety.
July 6, 2021 6:30pm Ages 8-11
July 8, 2021 6:30pm Ages 10-14
*Additional sessions may be added depending on demand.*
September 11, 2021 11am Ages 8-11
September 11, 2021 12pm Ages 10-14
September 14, 2021 6pm Ages 8-11
September 14, 2021 7pm Ages 11-14
September 15, 2021 7pm Adult
Introductory pricing $365 +HST for the 8 week session. Missed classes will not be made up.