Harness the power of horses and drive into personal freedom and accomplishment.
Work on self control, building confidence, and leadership thru the partnership of the horse.
This 16 week program focuses on developing a relationship with the horse on the ground and then in the saddle.
Freedom Heroes and Equines Programs are an experiential learning program that uses both mounted, driven and un-mounted equine assisted learning to assist in physical and emotional healing. It is widely recognized that equine assisted learning is an effective strategy that can benefit veterans physically, emotionally, spiritually, and vocationally. Through this program, veterans will have the opportunity to connect with another sentient being that always responds honestly, without judgement, and without an agenda. The lasting impact of these horse-human interactions can and often does change lives!
What Horses Offer US:
· Unconditional Acceptance
Horses help heal without judgement. Horses have no agenda and respond honestly to what the participant is doing, feeling, and thinking in that moment. The horse’s feedback is more easily accepted and discussed that feedback from another person due to the horse’s judgement-free nature.
· Prey Animal Characteristics
Insight into how a horse can read non-verbal signals to perceive a threat and stay safe. This can provide validation for the necessity of a hyper-vigilant state at times but can also provide a model on how to return to a state of peace after the perceived threat has come and gone.
· Herd Mentality
Learning about herd hierarchy and herd interdependence helps participants relate to and work on their interactions with other people, relationships, communication style, and self-awareness.
· In-the-moment Feedback
Through interactions with the horse, the participant can begin to see himself or herself through the eyes of another which encourages improvements in self-awareness, communication, and connecting.
· Communication & Relationship Skills
Working with horses can address Connection and Communication Deficits- re engaging caring feelings and mutual trust and respect in a relationship. Working with horses can help decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness, as well as help participants start reestablishing communication and relationship skills and increase their confidence.
· Vocational Skills
There is evidence that the human-animal bond helps people with employability through its social, psychological, behavioral, and physical benefits (Silcox et al., 2014).
· Purpose and Meaning
Equine Assisted Learning is a treatment modality that can introduce new purpose and meaning to participants who are suffering from the loss of a feeling of higher purpose (Ostan et al., 2010).
All our veterans and first responders programs are free due to wonderful sponsors and supporters. We just want to say "Thank You" for your service. If you would like to support our Veterans Program please click the link below.
Inspire Equine Therapy Program
1743 Doncaster Road, Clearwater, Florida 33764, United States
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Registration is open for Fall Session (September thru December 2021) for Adaptive Riding, Carriage Driving and Equine Facilitated Learning Programs. Programs at Inspire are for anyone with a life challenge ages 10 and older. Registration Paperwork is required to be turned in completed (Riding and Driving require a doctors signature) to be eligible for the Fall Session. All paperwork is due by August 15 to reserve a spot for the Fall. Priority given to participants that are currently riding or driving with the program on first available spots.