Equine Assisted Therapy

Through our equine/human behavior training program we develop and deliver life-enriching, educational activities that can bring empowerment, healing, and behavior improvement!

Homestead Stables is proud to offer Equine Assisted Therapy through our partnership with Dawn Samuelson and N.E.I.G.H. (National Equine Institute of Growth through Healing). N.E.I.G.H. empowers individuals by equipping them with the tools necessary to improve communication, confidence, respect and goal setting. Workshops allow humans to interact and connect with horses and each other in a non-threatening, non-judgmental atmosphere. Through these interactions, emotional and behavioral tendencies are uncovered and encountered under the supervision of a certified instructor.

Workshops & Trainings


Goal Setting &
Personal Healing

Self-Discovery &

Stress Management
& Coping Strategies

Teamwork &

What We Offer

Provided by Dawn Samuelson through N.E.I.G.H., our unique hands-on programming, presents growth and enrichment opportunities for all ages. We customize workshops and trainings to meet the needs of any individual or group – the program translates to a wide variety of settings and situations. Participants have the chance to develop trust, increase communication skills, and build relationships. Other Equine Assisted Therapy services available include life coaching, evaluation of horse behavior, seminars, and more.

“The program offered by Dawn provides a valuable teaching tool for children. Thank you for all you do!”

– Catherine M. Young, New York State Senator

Experiential behavior modification
training can be life-changing for:

• Individuals, Students & Seniors
• Employee & Corporate Groups
• Veterans & First Responders
• Victims of Abuse & At-Risk Youth
• And many more!

Workshop Facilitator

N.E.I.G.H programming is provided by Dawn Samuelson, an accredited partner for Life Skills Development utilizing Equine Behavior Training methodologies to engage at-risk populations of youth or adults. Her specialty is shaping behavior patterns, implementing positive reinforcement, keeping the horse and human feeling safe, and treating everyone with dignity. To learn more about N.E.I.G.H, click here.

“At the training, candidates were pre-tested and post-tested on non-verbal communication, behavior management, and producing a desired result. During this innovative program, we were in awe of the predictability of behavior and effectiveness of managing behavior once it is understood. It is both inspirational and practical!

– Julie Hall, Director of Field Services, St. Bonaventure University

Schedule your individual
or group session!