Equine-Assisted Learning & Activities
Because Horses Help Humans Heal
Through therapeutic recreation, horses accept, teach and inspire us along a path of personal growth and insight, supporting us in powerful ways.
― Winston S. Churchill
Horses have carried humans through their journeys for centuries. Early records may lean more toward the physical contributions of the horse, but relationships - both physical and emotional - between humans and horses are nothing new. How many of us have felt the desire to pet the horse when we see a mounted patrol, or to attend events that feature these majestic animals? Even the small act of touching a horse can have a big effect on the human state of mind. Somehow, they make us feel special and graced in their presence. But there's more. As they get to know us, and us them, they offer a connection that is like no other. As we learn how to interact with a horse so as to maintain preserve that connection, we ultimately learn about ourselves.
So what is it that we do at The Mane Thing, LLC? We provide gentle horses, a peaceful, therapeutic environment, programs (or visits) designed especially for you, and and opportunities to learn much more about horses and thus about yourself. Sometimes what our Clients learn is that they really do need a break and some time for self-care. We provide Life Skills, personal awareness and support, entertainment, and activities for youth and adults. Veterans are welcome! Reserve for single sessions/visits, or set up on a recurring schedule. We even offer a 1-hour "Coffee and Carrots" visit with the horses on Saturday mornings - simply reserve your spot on Calendly and watch for your confirmation, and you're all set!
Have questions? Please get in touch!
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Percheron: Big horses, big hearts 🤎
Thanks for the bath, Mom! Let's go roll in the mud!