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 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.
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 prior
to riding in any 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 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.
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 overcome.
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. 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.
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
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.