Horses Helping Kids

$125,500 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
We are starting an equine assisted psychotherapy center to help challenged/troubled children. Utilizing EAGALA principles (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Assoc)

With a certified therapist and certified EAGALA horse trainer (some people think of them as a horse whisper), the client is given a task to do with the horse. For instance, the client might be asked to create an obstacle course of things that provide great challenges in their life. Then they will lead the horse through it. These sessions are open to outcome. That means it really doesn’t matter if the client is able to do the task, it just matters what feelings, emotions, and thoughts the client has while doing it. We are looking for ways in which the experience of interacting with a therapy horse serves as a metaphor for how the client makes meaning in their life.

When clients choose Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for healing and growth, they bring their mind, body, and spirit into the session in a way that is not always possible when using conventional talk therapy. This environment allows for deep and effective work to take place in a short amount of time. To date, all of our clients have left the farm having gained deep insight into themselves and often a profound sense of peace.

The outcome is nothing short of a miracle, helping heal kids with years of abuse, mental illness, and troubled homes. If you have never taken part in therapy like this we encourage you to find a facility in your area and take part in the process, it will be deeply fulfilling and open your mind towards the power of equine assisted psychotherapy and its potential to change others.

We need this money to build a covered arena so we can have sessions in inclement weather opening up more healing days throughout the year and into colder weather and summer heat. Currently, we have to shut down in the brutal summer days and rain or snow to protect the people and animals from the perils of mother nature. Imagine the number of kids we can reach and positively effect if we can run the sessions 4 additional months each year!
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$125,500 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
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