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Take The Reins Equine Assisted Learning - Homeschoolers Fall Programs

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is a hands-on educational program that uses interactions and developing relationships between students and equines in an environment of learning and self-discovery. The barn and farm environment naturally lends itself as a unique multi-sensory classroom. Best of all…it’s fun!!

What does Take The Reins offer your children and teens with special life challenges?

Our staff includes PATH Intl. dual credentialed professionals with years of experience in teaching social and life skills, academics, working with individuals with special needs and challenges, and partnering with equines.

Our equine team includes well trained horses, ponies, minis and donkeys, each offering their unique attraction and interactions.

Our learning accommodations - We provide a supportive educational environment. Our inclusive teaching strategies support all learning styles. Accommodations and modifications are utilized as needed to promote individual success. The classes include multiple processing opportunities, to insure that the students transfer the skills they learned and practiced with the equines, to their daily social and life situations.

Social Skills – Wednesdays 10am – 12:00 Topics. **This 4 week program begins on 9/7/16.

  • Reading Body Language
  • Understanding Social Cues
  • Personal Space and Boundaries
  • Teamwork

Life Skills Thursdays 10am – 12:00 Topics. **This 4 week program begins on 10/16/16.

  • Making Good Decisions
  • Managing Your Environment - to increase comfort and have success
  • Self- Esteem
  • Leadership Skills

    * Families are welcome to use the picnic area to have lunch on the farm.

Both of the above 2 hour programs run for 4 weeks. Total cost of each is $80. Click here to learn more about Equine Assisted Learning.  Click here to learn more about Equine Assisted Learning.

Take The Reins also offers:

Academics on the Farm (monthly program)
Each month explores an academic subject through life on the farm and interactions with horses, ponies, minis and donkeys. Sample class: History – We will explore how ‘equines” have accompanied mankind throughout history. As we meet the horses and donkeys, ponies and minis at the farm, we will learn how their ancestors helped us hunt for food, fight in wars, provided transportation, and worked our farms.

Mules and donkeys labored by our sides in many industries providing power and hauling. Equines even provided us with entertainments and sport. Even the pint size miniature horses had jobs to do. We will cover how horses helped us throughout history and then go back in time to ride in an old pony pulled wagon.

Family Values - Offered during school vacation weeks
This program offers safe horse interactions and activities plus fun on the farm for everyone in the family. The program is designed to support and promote the family.

  • Recognizing and valuing each other’s strengths and talents
  • Learning to work together and have fun as a family
  • Fostering self-esteem and confidence in everyone
  • Exploring life on the farm and having a great time as a family.

Siblings Forever! - Offered during school vacation weeks
This program offers siblings the opportunity to work and have fun together, learning that they each have unique strengths and talents that should be celebrated and shared.

Group Tailored Programs
Mix and match any of the above programs and topics to best meet the needs and interests of everyone in your home school group! Upon group request, Christian faith-based components can be added to any of the above programs, to help the children celebrate their spirituality.

To learn more about the Equine-Assisted Learning programs please contact us at takethereinsridingcenter@gmail.com .


CLICK HERE to learn more about our EAL for Families and Siblings.


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