Sometimes, often really, kids just don’t learn well in the classroom. They need to get up
and move. They need to use their whole bodies. They need to see things in a different
way. The horses have this magical way of reflecting a child’s behavior or experiences so
that the child can shift their perspective.
However, group settings are often overwhelming and intimidating for children with
behavioral and educational challenges. Although our programs are relatively small in size, the very support these children need can still be impeded by the group format.
Working with horses in a quieter environment allows them to overcome hurdles. The goal of the Stable Kids Program is for individuals to be able to graduate to participate in group programs.
Stable Kids Programs are individual equine-assisted programs that involve a whole-body
learning approach emphasizing each individual’s learning styles and strengths.
Whole-body learning engages students physically, mentally and emotionally with
various educational methods
Your child will experience on-the-ground activities (no riding) with a horse that will give him the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of skills: empathy, conflict management, emotional regulation, communication, and specific reading and math concepts.
Designed for ages 7 and up.
Individual sessions are best when booked in sets of three – meeting once a week for 60 minutes.
Program Assistance: https://www.lyonheartequinelearning.org/program-assistance/
Individual/Private/ Family Sessions
Individual/private/family sessions may be scheduled from April through mid-November.
Program Assistance Program link: https://www.lyonheartequinelearning.org/program-assistance/
Before David participated in the HorsePowered Life Skills program, if he was told “no”, he would turn on tears. Now, when he starts to cry (after being told “no”) I ask him what the horses would say. He is able to calm himself down and says “ok” on a more consistent basis.
The horses taught me that I always have to be ready to go to Plan B.
Tara (age 12) started the first day speaking in a very soft, mumbling voice. By the end of the program, Tara was using her firm and clear voice with confidence.
It was truly amazing to see how the program helped my son’s confidence grow and how his attitude of being willing to learn improved. The horses know exactly how to respond to each child.
It was interesting to see how my child would take a directive from a horse and not throw a temper-tantrum.
My son, Corey, (age 7) now proudly boasts that he is now the second-best reader in the class.
My son, Bryson, really struggled in Kindergarten and was falling behind in school after my husband deployed. We discovered this unique program and decided to give it a try even though it meant driving over one hour one way. After the first three days of the summer program, we noticed a positive change in his behavior. We chose to continue with the fall programs. As a result Bryson was less stressed and anxious about school. In fact, he was pretty excited to start 1st grade.
My son and I have been given a tool box full of tools through equine-assisted learning programs. We now have vocabulary and references we can use to help remind one another to be focused, check our surroundings, remain calm, use a firm voice…
Ryan struggles with math. He participated in the HorsePowered Reading and Math programs and that helped him relax. He learned responsibility. He enjoyed being in charge and getting the horse to do what he wanted. I have seen a lot of the skills (that Ryan learned from their unique programs) translates into his day to day life. Ryan, now, takes more responsibility by getting himself ready for school. He doesn’t need prompting and takes the initiative to finish his homework.