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Developing new life skills through equine-assisted learning

Building new skills to reach educational, professional, or personal goals

Equine-assisted learning offers hands on experiences that help individuals grow interpersonally and socially by gaining coping strategies, leadership qualities, social interaction qualities, and more. Sessions focus on problem solving, relationship building, and critical thinking, laying the groundwork for individuals to work towards individual goals. Through positive, thoughtful interaction with horses, individuals report reduced stress and greater development in all areas of life.

What equine-assisted learning opportunities are available with Unbridled Hope?

This type of experiential therapy addresses a variety of treatment goals. A range of psychotherapy and therapeutic programming options are available and the Unbridled Hope team will direct individuals to what would be most beneficial.

equine-assisted learning

Equine Assisted Learning is an experiential and hands on approach that promotes the development of life skills obtained through the equine/human bond, including leadership skills, coping strategies, and social skills.

therapeutic horsemanship

Therapeutic Horsemanship helps individuals learn equine care, behavior, and fitness/conditioning while completing daily barn tasks to engage with horses and create a trusting and respectful relationship.

equine-assisted psychotherapy

Vocational Learning offers hands-on activities to learn job readiness skills including time management, communication, behavior management, or money management. Learning opportunities can include animal caretaking, filing, budgeting, maintenance, or gardening.

Examples of equine learning activities


Learn relationship building and boundary setting and gain confidence as the horse is led through a specific course or challenges.

Group problem solving

Engage in challenges or obstacles to
strengthen leadership and 
communication skills

Mindfulness and relaxation

Being around horses can reduce stress and improve emotional regulation, aided through breathing and meditation exercises

Grooming and caring 
for the horse

Foster responsibility, empathy, and connection by interacting with horses

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