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and well being of the therapy
horses as well as the direct running of our youth at risk, special needs and horse camp programs.
860-912-1557 Office Number
860-705-8168 Barn Number
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This program directly involves human services.
My name is Shari, the founder of Healing With Horses. I found myself in a horrific near fatal auto accident years ago.
I was lifted by life star. This accident left me permantly disabeled, unable to speak, walk and reason due to severe
trauma, broken bones, internal injuries and traumatic brain injury.
I was desperate to find ways to cope with my unique situation allowing
me to rehabilitate and heal myself in an unconventional way. I met a variety of people along the way different ages from all
walks of life. The programs here are very personal to me. Through the use of horses I was empowered with self growth, compassion
and motivation to get myself through the most difficult time of my entire life through rescuing and rehabilitating horses.
Emily & Twister
The Merging of Horses and Learning
(Click photo above)
wonder what happens to abused and neglected horses? Some put them to sleep, others are beaten
or starved to death, some are left tied to barns with notes attached as the owners have moved on. Others have been placed
alone in dark stalls with no food or water and some turn them over to the unknown with no regrets. This has happened
to many of the horses before arriving here.
such as ours are run by people with regular jobs. They are hard working and have compassion in their hearts who struggle daily
to provide food, shelter, medical care, vetting, supplements, farriers, treats and love to these majestic animals.
The love is the easy part. The work is difficult and the rewards are ongoing
and heart felt. Volunteers work from their heart with compassion and kindness. We are reaching out to all of YOU for help.
As a 501(c)3 non profit, this facility survives on donaions from regular people that work hard like you do. We need funding
and sponsors. We cannot save them all. Together we CAN make a difference.
When you look into the EYE of the HORSE you
see a Reflection of your Soul
Chase with Laura
Shari bonding with Indy
Click Link for our "HWH" video
Click Link Video ~ A Dream of The horse human bond
Healing With Horses" at WildRose Horse Farm 501(c)3
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The Healing With Horses Difference
Healing With Horses
promotes Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy as well as providing the finest programs available with
over 50 years experience. We believe every session must be tailored precisely to each individual. We also rescue
abused and neglected horses to rehabilitate then provide them with specialized training for our equine assisted
activities which provides personalized instruction and guidance for emotionally challenged people.
We have established
professional certified instructors experienced in social behavior, equine behavior and therapy, communication skills
to help challenged individuals with special needs. We offer Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), Equine Assisted Healing
(EAH) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) in the styles of Dressage, English or Western which includes Equine Safety
and General Horse Care. We bring the New World of Horsemanship to YOU. Our programs include Spiritual Healing for
Recovery's of all kinds.
teach people how to bond and communicate with horses. Our focus is on "Youth at Risk". We design private
sessions for individuals with a team of Professionals working together with our advanced, experienced and Certified Staff
who all offer a variety of unique equine backgrounds. With the help of our Four-Legged Therapists who are gentle, well
mannered and patient.
Equine Assisted Healing, Therapy and Activities
We have worked with a variety of Public School Systems including our Courts for Youth
at Risk, Department of Children and Families, Tramautic Brain Injury Association, Wounded Warriors, Veterans Returning
Home, United Community Family Services, Waterford Country School and an extensive variety of others.
We have also worked with the Montville Board of Education creating classes for their High School and Middle School Children
for our onsite programs "The Discovery of Horses". We have extended ourselves to people in need of Equine
Assisted Therapy and Recovery's of any kind through horse healing. The program for each participant is customized
to the specific objectives tailored to his/her ability. Second only to emphasis on safety is a large dose of fun with a focus
for the individual’s needs and functionality.
Our programs extend to
all needing help from Anxiety Disorders, Bereavement, Cancer Recovery, Communication Skills, Family Counseling, Depression,
PTSD, TBI, ADD, Attachment Disorder, Stress, Pain Management, People In Transition, Cronic Illness, Domestic Violence
including those recovering from Addictions and General Mental Health.
For hundreds of centuries, the horse and human bond has been known for its healing power. Use of the horse in a therapeutic
role, from helping wounded veterans regain functionality, to augmenting the development of struggling children, has grown
dramatically. Two principal programs have developed, which may appear similar from a distance, but have a different focus. The
process of becoming one of the herd, has us slow down, become more present in time. Horses cues happen within seconds. When
humans slow down and calm their breathing, feel from the heart and trust in their bodies communication system, they become
at peace with themselves and their environment. One begins to feel connected to the energy of all that is.
depend on knowing the emotional state of every member of their herd and they do not judge any emotion as good or bad. The
herd is free to tell the truth and deal with their emotions as they arise authentically, responsibly, completely and in the
moment. There is no blocking emotions. Horses stay clear and clean which brings them emotional freedom. This again is what
we call "One with Horse".
We will begin a program using
our version of the "Trust Technique" in the spring here at Healing With Horses. There is no riding involved.
It is all about having regard for the horse and not placing our emotions on them. Horses do not judge live in the past or
the future. They live in the moment. Check in with us I am sure this will fill up quite quickly.
Method 1 of 3: Understanding
Your Horse’s Body Language
1. Observe how the horse uses his body and voice to communicate.
Your horse is able to use many parts of his body (eg, legs, face, tail) and make many different types of voices to communicate
with you and other horses. Understanding his body language is a key component of natural horsemanship; if you know why he
moves and uses his body in certain ways, you will improve your communication and bond with him. Snorting indicates that your
horse is either excited or alarmed about something. Nickering is a calmer noise that your horse will make when he’s
anticipating meal time or, in the case of a female horse, communicating with her foal. A horses facial expressionsIt can be
helpful to initially watch your horse without interacting with him to get a better idea of what he’s trying to say.
such as ears flattened back, flared nostrils and widened eyes indicate your horse is frightened or upset.
2. Understand the purpose of applying
pressure to your horse. Direct pressure you are teaching your horse to move his body according to how he is touched.
Indirect pressure according to using a driving aid or rope indirectly using force. Start by applying pressure to his
poll to get him to lower his head. Once he understands you can start applying different pressure to other parts of his
body. Always release pressure as soon as your horse starts to responds. Through patience and consistancy you will be
able to establish the same type of lead role that your horse will respond to and follow.
3. Ground training your horse. This is an
important part of natural horsemanship, since it allows you to bond with your horse by establishing boundaries and communicating
with him using natural body language. Regardless of which lead position you practice the goal is for your horse
to see you as alpha and respect your personal space. Practice every day until your horse is comfort being led by you.
Our Equizen and Reflection Through Horses Programs cater to this process. Please sign up before spring, space
will go quickly for these empowering sessions.
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Supported by the Petit Family Foundation
Equine Assisted Activities, Therapy Programs and General Lessons
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Your generous donations will help us to continue
to provide our wellness programs allowing us to help rescue horses and help people in YOUR Community!
The bond with
a Therapy Horse is like no other
at Play (click his photo above)
Horses Help Heal Breast Cancer
I have been asked if horses can
help heal cancer. Click on the above photo of "Mr. Domino Effect" to read how Horses Help Heal Cancer Patients &
Their Loved Ones: Neurosurgeon Teams Up with Resort for Cancer Patients to Teach Overcoming Fear & Sense of Powerlessness.
Toby and Haley
The Role of the Equine as Partner in EAAT
New scientific research continues to reveal critical information about equine sentience- their
abilities of perception, cognition, memory, and emotions such as pain and fear. Horses are able to perceive, respond
to and learn from the impressions they receive from minimal sensory stimuli. The stimulus may originate from changes
in human biochemistry, body language, or vocal intonations. It can also come from changes in the equine’s environment,
relationships with other horses, or the horse’s general health In this way, horses make decisions based upon the
stimuli they experience from others or from their environment .
These abilities are based in natural, biological, physiological, and psychological
traits of equines. Each horse is unique in personality, and has individual likes, dislikes and habits. The information
gained from equine communication can be highly useful in all EAAT settings. Listening to equine communication can have
an effect on the care of the horses, their rate of burnout, and the success of the human-equine interaction. In EAAT sessions
or lessons, viewing the horse as a partner invites opportunities for relationship building and skill building with all