Lessons and Sessions We Currently Offer
Caring With Combs
This programs fits the needs of anyone who wants to be closer to horses and does not wish to ride.
Our Clinicians will design a private personalized program designed for anyones specific needs whether they wish to groom,
hug, photograph, draw or just be around horses. We have a variety of horses in size from ponies to regular horses. Give us
a call if you would like to interact with horses in a unique way.
We are a 501(c)3
which enables us to permit those in need of community service to come to our facility. Those who want to give back
to the community, who need community service to graduate, hours for college or schooling and those who are required by the
Equine Communication Classes
Have you ever wondered what horses are thinking? We offer classes here at Healing With Horses that will teach you how to read equine body language that transfers into improving your interactions with humans. Observe the hierarchy of the herd and interact with
the horses verbally and through body language. This class will not only enlighten you, it will be an unimaginable experience.
Learn what horses are saying to each other just by their body language, the unspoken language.
Learning body language of the horse is imperative to bonding with a horse and is helpful when
riding in any Therapeutic Lesson Program. Call to register for this exceptional class which has been written about in "The
Day" newspaper and "Montville Times"
Angel Advocates (Sponsor a Horse)
In this program, you can sponsor one of our therapy horses. The cost of this program
helps Healing With Horses cover feed and vet bills that our equine angels require to stay healthy. Learn about owning a horse, grooming, equine communication, and limited riding to those with proven
riding capabilities. You can also sponsor a horse from afar and receive
regular updates and photos/videos of “your” horse in action! Your
contribution to this program allows us to expand our scholarship resources and expand our farm to help more people in the
Relax and Listen to the horse breathe. Become one with the horse through gentle, stretching movements
This program fits the needs of anyone who wants to be closer to horses and does not wish to ride. Our clinicians will create
a private personalized program designed for anyone’s specific needs. Choose music to play in the background to further
relax your inner being. Learn about yourself and enter your soul. Listen to the sounds of nature
around you in a serene setting. Destress.
General Riding Instruction
Sign up to learn about riding horses at any level
or discipline. You will
receive professional instruction in a calm, safe and positive environment. Become one with the horse through partnership.
You will develop balance and coordination skills that will further
your equine riding experience. Each participant will also learn other equine skills such as grooming, tacking, horse communication
and equine management during their lesson.
This mounted or
unmounted program is to benefit our Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the challenges that come with it. People suffering
from other traumatic experiences are welcome to this program as well, especially those recommended by their doctor. The program is fit to the participant’s particular needs and goals and is
only given one-on-one.
Whoa to Bullying
This program provides
rehabilitative therapy to enhance the recovery of Bullying survivors. Combined with yoga, meditation, music, art, and journaling,
clients heal emotional scars, regain trust, improve composure, confidence, balance, strength, endurance,
self esteem and self empowerment. We use our horses to give participants the bond that they longed for throughout their bullying
experience to help survivors overcome.
offer therapeutic riding lessons to those with emotional and cognitive challenges. Healing With Horses is a "safe haven"
where we work individually with our clients needs. Our therapeutic horses offer affection, boost of confidence and increase self worth along with many other benefits. If you find yourself not fitting
into other programs, but still have special needs, this is the one for you. This program is also specifically designed to
Healing With Horses has open doors to those who would like to volunteer.
This does not include riding horses. The work on a farm is never finished, or so they say!
New volunteers will work with one of our lead volunteers to learn about equine safety and the jobs that need
doing. Ledyard High School Agri-Science students CAN use hours volunteered here as part of their
Supervised Agriculture Experience that is required of them. Equine knowledge required.
Woman In Transition
Women in Transition program are for women who suffer from depression,
addiction, illness and are in need of coping skills. Our program offers awareness and educational resources that you can utilize.
Through the use of rescued horses that have been neglected or abused, women can learn to bond and accept
the challenges life has faced them. These horses offer women trust,
compassion, and a secure feeling. The horse-human bond established here helps build self-respect, empowerment and pride to
women who have been abused or are suffering from a long term illness such as cancer. The horses along with staff provide stability and support through a life changing
Youth at Risk Educational Series
This program focuses on healing
adolescents with Anger or Addiction problems including those resulting
from a difficult life style at home and/or domestic violence. Adolescents come to a calm and controlled
environment where they can learn to accept their problems with anger or addiction and start the
healing process of gaining self appreciation and new beginnings. Participants will be given a
chance to confide in and be reassured by our therapy horses through bonding and communication that helps find acceptance.
Adolescents will have full support from mentors and certified instructors that will encourage
important coping skills in their daily lives. The support through rough times with these kids will be vital in their recovery
to stay clean/sober and handle their anger/emotions without self harm.