Our Programs

Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Therapy and Equine Assisted Learning using the EAGALA model: These techniques have been proven effective in dealing with many of the concerns facing our returning soldiers and for many other issues in mental health. Those who are familiar with horses recognize and understand the power of horses to influence people in incredibly powerful ways. Developing relationships, training, horsemanship instruction and caring for the horses naturally affect the people involved in a positive manner. Horses have the ability to mirror exactly what human body language is telling them. Horses pass no judgment and horses are honest, which makes them especially powerful messengers.

 

Braids

Braids is an eight week Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) group for young women ages 12-19.  The three parts of the braid represent helping participants to learn to stand their ground when needed, to practice healthy self-care, and to recognize when and how to ask for help.  We provide a safe, fun, and challenging environment in which to learn and grow.  Participants will explore important skills such as asserting healthy boundaries, managing obstacles and distractions, and making empowered choices

 

Dude!  Where’s my Desk?

Dude!  Where’s my desk?!  iis an eight week Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) group for young men ages 12-17.  The focus for this group is to help participants learn to engage in the activity at hand, to practice self-control, and to recognize when and how to ask for help.  We provide a safe, fun, and challenging environment in which to learn and grow.  Participants will explore important skills such as asserting healthy boundaries, managing obstacles and distractions, and making empowered choices.

 

Teens Riding out Trouble (TROT)

Stepping Stone Farms offers an advanced group for adolescents and young adults who have completed one of our basic group series.  The TROT program includes more information on stable management while building on previously learned life skills.  In this program the student will move into riding lessons while continuing to refine their knowledge of barn skills and the horses.  In TROT, participants are able to learn the value of service to others in the community.

 

Unexpected Leaders

Stepping Stone Farms offers a 3-part sequence of ten groups per program for young men and women ages 12-21 that help students to identify ways in which they may develop leadership abilities.  The first two parts of the series are offered for males and females separately and the third offers the opportunity for all to connect together.  Activities will include classroom learning as well as interactions with the horses.

 

Second Chances

Second Chances is an 8-week Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) group provided for adolescent boys ages 12-19 that are considered to be at-risk.  The group is designed to assist teens with behavioral issues and/or problems in school or with the law to develop effective communication and healthy coping skills.  We help clients recognize ineffective patterns and provide a safe and challenging environment in which to implement change and growth.  Participants will explore important skills such as dealing with peer pressure, making healthy decisions, and developing communication techniques.


The Way of the Cowgirl

The Way of the Cowgirl is an 8-week Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) group provided for adolescent girls ages 12-19 that are considered to be at-risk.  The group is designed to assist teens with behavioral issues and/or problems in school or with the law to develop effective communication and healthy coping skills.  We help clients recognize ineffective patterns and provide a safe and challenging environment in which to implement change and growth.  Participants will explore important skills such as dealing with peer pressure, making healthy decisions, and developing communication techniques.

1439 92nd Street

Franksville, WI 53126

414-379-2314

liafarrier@gmail.com

 

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