HOW IS SILVER HORSESHOES DIFFERENT? WHY WILL THIS PROGRAM PRODUCE RESULTS COMPARED TO OTHERS?
Our teachers are horses between 700-1500 lbs.
Right away participants will have to step into a leadership role as there is no pushing around these teachers.
Horses are a prey animal.
This means they use all of their sharp senses to survive. The horses have an ability to hear our heartbeat and react to the participants subtle changes. This gives the facilitator “teachable moments” to meet the objective.
We are similar!
Because people and horses have some comparable traits, the facilitator is able to parallel what happens in the arena back to real life so that learning is engrained. Some of the common traits include herds to horses are like teams to people. Horses and teams require a leader that is trustworthy and respected.
In the program, the participants are working through problems finding solutions to be successful. In order to do this the horses are the teachers and the facilitators guide them by offering explanations and guidance in order for the participants to achieve the objective. This experience is then taken with the participants to all aspects of their lives.
In this one of a kind BuildingBlock™ Certified
Skill Building Program, you can’t fool the four-legged teacher. This program is an amazing journey of learning lifeskills which participants will take with them to use continuously.
WHAT SIZE GROUPS DO YOU WORK WITH?
As small as 2 to a maximum of 8. If you have a number that does not fall into this range don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss other options.
WHAT IF HORSES SCARE ME OR I DON'T LIKE THEM?
Sometimes we need to push ourselves to do things that aren’t comfortable or that we don’t think we like. It’s outside of our comfort zone that we learn the most. This is an opportunity to work on fears and change attitudes. Some people who attend our programs are terrified when they start the program, but in the end have learned a great deal about themselves and their teachers and have overcome their fears.
WHAT IF I'M ALLERGIC TO HORSES?
If you know ahead of time, great take an antihistamine before you come. If you find out when you are here don’t worry, we have medication on site if you need it.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR? DO I NEED SPECIFIC CLOTHING?
For safety reasons the only required clothing is close toed shoes while working around the horses. Remember to dress for the weather and wear clothes that you can throw in the wash if they get a little dirty.
ARE YOU CERTIFIED & INSURED?
Yes, we are certified through
Equine Connection - Academy of Equine Assisted Learning, a leading organization in this specific
skills development program.
Both ourselves and the participants who attend our programs are covered through extensive insurance.