YOUTH 

PROGRAMS

 

CURRICULUM PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

LEARN LIFE SKILLS WITH LONG LASTING RESULTS!

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EVERY YOUTH LEARNS

DIFFERENTLY.

There are three types of learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. There are also two ways to learn: cognitive and experiential. 

 

This life skills youth program encapsulates all styles of learning through hands-on experiences with our special teachers: the horses.

YOUTH LIFE SKILLS RED DEER

LEARNING THROUGH DOING.

Research shows that learning through participating is more effective than classroom learning, as the participant is an active, engaged player in the learning process.

 

These experiences can be paralleled back to everyday life to make solid decisions in everyday scenarios, giving them the ability to reflect and gain new insights.

YOUTH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

INTERACTIVE GROUP 

CHALLENGES.

Each fun, interactive group challenge is specifically designed to meet an objective that will enable the participant to maximize their learning potential and develop necessary individual skills, through the only Internationally Recognized Equine Assisted Learning Program.

APPROVED BY THE CALGARY BOARD OF EDUCATION!

"I had fun and I haven’t had fun in a while, I can’t wait to come back."

11 YEARS OLD
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GIVE OUR YOUTH LIFE SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THEM TAKE ON THE CHALLENGES LIFE THROWS THEIR WAY.

These life skills help with personal growth and can be used in all areas of the youth's life including, but not limited to, home, school and work environments. The horse is the teacher and makes sure the child has teachable moments they will never forget. These experiences can then be used down the road in life to make solid decisions and face challenges in everyday scenarios. The program is an objectively driven curriculum ranging from 8-12 sessions which allows for the facilitators, horses and youth time to ensure effectiveness and track the growth of each child.

HORSES ARE THE ULTIMATE EDUCATIONAL

INSTRUMENT FOR CHILDREN.

The children are taught the basics and safety of working correctly with the horse to become the leader the horse is desiring. A horse is all about safety and comfort. When the child becomes the leader the horse needs; the horse will fully cooperate and follow the child’s intention.

 

We know that every child learns differently. A bonus of working with the horse in these skills development activities vs activities in a classroom is the interactivity between the horse, who is the teacher, and the youth. And we know we all learn and retain through experience!  

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TEAMS WILL WORK TO:

  • Develop and maintain relationships.

  • Accept responsibility and accountability.

  • Overcome barriers to find change.

  • Be encouraged to be creative and innovative.

  • Fine opportunity in working together.

  • Realize benefits of effective communication.

  • Recognize the value of mutual trust, respect and personal integrity… All while having a blast!

IMPROVE EMPATHY AND KINDNESS AS WELL AS HELP WITH DIFFICULTIES SUCH AS:

  • Behavioural issues.

  • Social skill deficits.

  • Low self-esteem or confidence.

  • Bullying.

  • Drug abuse or other addictions.

  • Emotional regulation and issues.

  • Sensory regulation and issues.

  • Poor communication skills.

  • Inability to work with others.

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"We need more creative ways to teach youth. This program does just that! My students will hold this creative and positive learning experience in their memories forever. Thanks again!"

TEACHER

HANDS UP!

IF YOU'RE READY TO LEARN LIFE SKILLS THROUGH A

HANDS-ON INTERACTIVE PROGRAM THAT IS FUN, ENGAGING AND EVERLASTING.

Horses understand how to differentiate between potentially threatening behaviour and a calm and assertive nature. Children and young people who have the chance to work through our youth development programs are able to learn how to modify their behaviour through sets of exercises that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. This type of teaching cannot be delivered in a classroom. It is the experience of being in close contact with horses that has the most effect on young people.

"The horse I worked with is a trooper. He doesn’t judge which is nice so you don’t have to worry about being judged. He is very unique and cute."

13 YEARS OLD