Teen Equine Experiential kNowledge~
Equine ExperientialSM offers workshops
tailored to specifically fit your individual needs!
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Teen Equine Experiential kNowledge~
Equine ExperientialSM helps teens ages 12-17 who are struggling
with self-esteem, social problems, behavioral issues, relationships or feelings
of inadequacy. Individual participants will learn how to care for horses while
spending time one on one with a professional equine coach & certified
educational instructor with nearly 20 years of classroom experience with at-risk
students. The lessons
are flexible allowing the time to best serve the needs of the individual
Equine Experiential'sSM TEEN program uses horses in a
learning-centered experiential education process. This innovative approach is
used to assist children and adolescents in learning about themselves, developing
tools and strategies for making good choices, facilitating new insights and
awareness, developing problem-solving skills, communicating more effectively,
and improving confidence. TEEN will also help teenagers improve relationships
and interpersonal skills, build leadership skills, and create collaborative
With horses, teens learn experientially and are forced to move beyond their
normal defense mechanisms. They begin to "see" the problems mirrored back to
them and learn by responding to the horses. The experience forces teens to be
authentic because they can’t fake it with a 1,200-pound teacher whose survival
is dependant on being "tuned in".
Participants begin to:
• Maintain personal boundaries
• Learn to resolve conflicts
• Bond with family
• Build character strength
• Create healthy relationships
• Learn responsibility for personal decisions
• Learn from others
• Recognize unhealthy patterns of behavior
• Exercise assertiveness
This important time in a teen's life requires guidance,
encouragement support and insight. Now is the opportunity to begin to shape an
adolescents future. This program is designed to coach a youth through life’s
trials and offer them a chance to bond with a horse. The power of horses to heal
and teach goes beyond the understanding of professionals in the therapy world.
This experiential program offers teens an opportunity to learn life-skills
through "ah ha" moments when personal and group discoveries are made,
learning happens and lives change.
One article by BBC news talks about
problem teenagers being taught to be horse whisperers
and their experience with equine experiential learning.
Equine ExperientialSM also offers Florida Sunshine State aligned
"Leadership Skills" and "Exploratory &
Experiential Education" courses. Our programs apply the following principles from the
Association for Experiential Education (www.aee.org):
• Experiences are structured to require the client to take
initiative, make decisions and be accountable for their results.
• Throughout the experiential learning process, the client is actively engaged
in posing questions, investigating, experimenting, being curious, solving
problems, assuming responsibility, being creative and constructing meaning.
• Clients are engaged intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and
physically. This involvement produces an authentic learning experience.
• The results of the learning are personal and form the basis for positive
future experience and learning.
• Relationships are developed and nurtured: client to self; client to horses;
client to others and client to the world around them.
• The client may experience success, failure, adventure, risk-taking, and
uncertainty because the outcomes of the experience cannot totally be predicted.
• Opportunities are nurtured to explore and examine personal values.
• The facilitator’s primary role includes setting suitable experiences, posing
problems, setting boundaries, supporting clients, ensuring physical and
emotional safety, and facilitating the learning process.
• The facilitator recognizes and encourages spontaneous opportunities for
• The design for the learning experience includes the possibility to learn from
natural consequences, mistakes and successes.
Bring your teen to the
country and share in this unique bonding experience that’s fun, educational &
Private: $95.00 per session
Semi-Private: (2 people) $85.00 per person
Group/family: (3 or more) $75.00 per person
Equine ExperientialSM will work within your budget! We
work on a sliding scale with our TEEN program.
(Call 352-399-8833 or email us for more information and
All activities are done on the ground
and no horse experience is necessary.
Dress for the
weather in this beautiful Florida outdoor experience.
today to schedule your session!
We are willing and able to work with ANY agenda you have!