Horses and Humans in Harmony
Horses and Humans in Harmony is a hands-on educational horsemanship program that uses the interactions and relationships between horses and humans in an environment of learning and self-discovery.
The Program is designed to teach unmounted horsemanship skills using a ground based program promoting a partnership between the veteran and their horse. The horsemanship skills are taught in a fun and supportive environment, through a curriculum of activities designed promote positive skills with their chosen horse. The lessons are framed to help veterans learn and grow using natural horsemanship based principles. The barn/farm environment naturally lends itself as a unique multisensory classroom.
Veterans will be taught basic guidelines on how to safely and effectively work around horses in various situations which will lead to developing safe and respectful relationships between human veterans and their equine partners.
What can we learn from an equine?
Horses are prey animals and although they are domesticated, they retain their natural flight instincts. They are HIGHLY sensitive animals with keen eyesight and hearing and are always on alert. Horses are exceptional at reading non-verbal communication. They do not judge. They allow for the establishment of trust, safety, boundary setting, and tenderness.
Skills learned in our 6-week program for veterans:
Classes are 90 minutes long and veterans will come once a week. The program will continue for 6 weeks. There is no charge to Veterans for this program.