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. We prefer highschool age
and up preferably in an agriculture program . If you have no equine experience you are required to apply for a
safety training program. The cost of the program is $250.00. 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
courts. All volunteers must apply for a safety training program and call for an intake appointment through Healing
With Horses. High School and adults who require hours may apply. We do not accept anyone under the age of 14 or 15.
Elite Equestrian Club
An all day Saturday
Horse Camp serving youth and teens ages 9 and up all day Saturdays all year round from 10:30 to 4:30. This includes Horse
Safety and Knowledge, Breeds, Parts of the horse, Farm chores, horse knowledge, gardening, handling of all farm animals, their
safety and care. This also includes equine communication, body language, training and ground work. Horse management,
earth management and farm management. Some riding and a horse show. Call for openings. For anyone experiencing this
club they will have the most wonderful memories of a lifetime.
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
Equine 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 care
directly for the health and well being of the horses with priority needs such as hay, grain, vetting, farrier, wormers, and
more. Your generous donations regardless of donation amount go directly to the care of the horses.
Focus, 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.
Saviors for Survivors
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.
Say 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
Therapeutic Riding Lessons
We 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 each individual.
Horses has open doors to those who would like to volunteer beginning from age 14. This does not
include riding horses. The work on a farm is never finished, or so they say! New volunteers
will is required to take a mandatory six week training course cost is $250.00 no acceptions. Volunteers learn about
equine safety and the jobs that need to be done here at our facility. Ledyard High School Agri-Science students CAN use hours volunteered here as part of their Supervised Agriculture
Experience that is required of them. Education is not free which is why we set a minimum fee to all new volunteers. Saturdays
are mandatory from 10:30 to 4:30. You will come away with new knowledge and skills. You will be reviewed every 3 months or
sooner to be sure you are up to date on your work skills which you may add to your resume and college applications. Call for
an intake, send a resume at intake you will be required to complete a Volunteer Application. This will be reviewed. by
our board members. If accepted you must pay up front for your Safety Training Classes of $250.00 in cash or check. If you feel this is something you would like to do call during business hours.
Woman In Transition
The 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 transition.
Youth at Risk Educational Series
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.