Develop Skills. Accomplish Goals. Restore Hope.
Our programs provide equine-assisted learning and inclusive activities through lessons and facilitated services. The partnership with the horse supports participants in developing life and character skills, accomplishing goals, and restoring hope.
Stir-n-Up Hope offers programs with equine-assisted activities and equine-assisted learning. If you have any further questions about any of the programs that Stir-n-Up Hope offers, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Stir-n-Up Hope’s approach to therapeutic horsemanship involves a holistic view of whole-person wellness. We engage all aspects of health to help our participants reach their potential as individuals and as members of our community.
- Cause and effect understanding
- Ability to follow directions
- Spatial awareness
- Developed core, arm, and leg muscles
- Motor planning
- Impulsivity control
- Positive mood
- Self awareness
- Other awareness
- Personal space
- Respect for others
- Effective communication
- Unconditional positive regard
Stir-n-Up Hope offers Equine-Assisted Learning Programs which promote the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine (horse) and human interaction. These experiences are guided by a structured learning plan.
Working with equines provides opportunities to learn trust, respect, honesty, effective communication, and more. As equines use mostly non-vocal communication and are in-tune with human behavior, participants learn how non-verbal communication influences their relationships. Interacting with horses requires self and other awareness, so participants have the opportunity to practice those skills in a safe, unconditionally supportive environment. Furthermore, participants gain self-esteem and self-confidence by interacting with powerful, majestic creatures.
Equine-Assisted Learning engages our horses as unique, exciting, and therapeutic teaching tools for skills that are beneficial for life outside our barn and beyond our programs. Our goal is to assist learners in living a fulfilling life to its maximum potential!
We have seen Equine-Assisted Learning successfully applied to:
- Foster families with new placements
- Veteran groups
- School groups
- Blended families
- Youth groups
- Staff team building
Stir-n-Up Hope offers Equine-Assisted Activities Programs which extend horseback riding opportunities to individuals who may not be accommodated at traditional horseback riding stables. Horseback riding has countless physical and emotional benefits and Stir-n-Up Hope is thrilled to be able to offer a safe and inclusive environment for accessible horseback riding opportunities to a variety of individuals.
Depending on the goals and needs of our participants, activities will either be mounted and/or unmounted on the horse, but all participants will have hands-on experiences with equines. Equine-Assisted Activities engages our horses as unique, exciting, and therapeutic teaching tools for skills that are beneficial for life outside our barn and beyond our programs.