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 offers Equine Assisted Therapy through our Therapeutic Riding Program and through our partnership with N.E.I.G.H. (National Equine Institute of Growth through Healing). 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
Through N.E.I.G.H., Dawn Samuelson provides unique hands-on programming and presents growth and enrichment opportunities for all ages. Dawn customizes workshops and trainings to meet the needs of any individual or group, translating 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.
Therapeutic Riding Program
Homestead Stables’ therapeutic riding program, can greatly enrich the life of any member of the differently-abled community: from those with physical disabilities, our honorable veterans, those with congenital birth defects, individuals with neurological issues, traumatic and acquired brain injuries, and more. Please reach out to our talented, committed team of instructors and volunteers to discuss how a therapeutic riding lesson can change you beyond the physical. Let us help you find your freedom on horseback!
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.
Our Therapeutic Riding Instructor is Scott Limberg. Scott has traveled all over the world training both horse and rider at a variety of levels. He spent a majority of his time as a head knight/horse trainer for Medieval Times, taking students who had never even seen a horse through their paces to become elite riders in the arts of English, High School Dressage, Reining, Hunt Seat, and Airs Above the Ground.
“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
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