One on One Sessions – This is a great opportunity for you or your child to connect with a horse with the intention of discovering more about yourself and growing on an emotional level. A personal session can help you see some of the things that are hindering your growth/development and help see where you might be “stuck”. Perhaps you struggle with Anxiety – Horses offer us a wonderful opportunity to address this: they provide the treasure worth facing the fear, thereby providing opportunities to practice facing fears, grow more confident in ourselves and and learn to self-regulate. Perhaps you simply wish to practice/learn some relaxation strategies, take a load off and experience a sense of peace and solace. You would be amazed at how relaxing simply grooming a horse can be! Maybe you have had a recent traumatic experience or suffered a loss and wish to work towards healing. Horses are also a great help when it comes to depression – did you know that time with animals increases endorphins and decreases stress? Maybe you have a teen who is disconnected or struggling and refusing to attend counselling? At times traditional therapy is no longer an option: maybe it hasn’t been successful, or perhaps you don’t feel comfortable telling a stranger about your very personal situation – Horses can help! They offer a safe alternative and an indirect approach to dealing with some of these things. Maybe you’re looking to grow your leadership skills or increase your self-confidence and help you feel a sense of empowerment. There are so many ways in which Equine Facilitated Wellness is able to grow us on an emotional level.
Rates: $110/session (session length is approx. 1.5 hours)
This is a great way to include social interaction with your Equine Wellness Session. Numerous themes can be broached here including: Leadership, Self- Esteem, Boundaries, Empathy, Non-verbal Communication, Anxiety and strengthening relationships
Rates: dependent on duration and size of group
Introductory Western Pleasure Riding Lessons
Lessons are for those who are brand new to horses and intended for beginner riders only. Jules understands the importance of rider and horse developing a connection and this aspect plays an important role in her lessons. Sessions are geared towards the rider growing not only their horsemanship skills, but learning more about horse psychology, connecting with their equine partner, developing trust with their horse partner and engaging in activities which will facilitate and grow balance and co-ordination while mounted.
If you have a child with ADD, ADHD, FAS, Depression, Anxiety, ODD or the like – this is a fantastic opportunity to get your child involved! Your child needs a vastly different learning enviornment and one in which the instructor understands Mental Health Struggles. Jules’ experience includes a degree in Psychology, a number of years employed as a Social Worker and ongoing education (see “Meet Jules” tab) – she is ready and willing to meet your child where he/she is and patiently assist them with connecting with a horse and learning to ride!
Rates are $45/hour for private lessons and $30 for 2 or more
Kids Workshops and Summer Camps!
Currently offering a Winter Wellness Workshop and plans are in the works for a Teens facing Anxiety Group in 2019
Give your child an opportunity to spend some time with horses in a way that will not only increase their horsemanship abilities and knowledge, but help them on a personal level as well! These camps and workshops are designed to partner kids with horses and engage in various activities that will serve to grow your child emotionally by helping boost Self Esteem, Confidence increaseLeadership abilities as well as provide opportunities to learn about Non-Verbal Communication,Trust, Empathy and Relationships. This is all in conjunction with learning about Horses and Horsemanship! We have a ton of fun together and enjoy bonding with our equine and people partners, doing crafts, playing games and spending some time in the saddle! Be sure to check us out!