Equine-Assisted Youth/Teen Specialty Programs

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Wellness Programs

Cancer Survivors

This program is designed to help survivors struggling to rebuild their physical and inner strength and healthy relationships. Cancer takes a tremendous toll on the body, mind, and spirit. Hidden Acres therapy horses will help the group find balance by mirroring our feelings and providing a grounded experience as they teach us to stay in the moment.

Horse Spirit Summer Camp

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LGBTQ+ Community

Members of the LGBTQ community often face challenges discovering their authentic selves and finding the support to validate and express who they really are. Hidden Acres offers an equine facilitated program for people seeking to embrace the process of coming out to themselves and others with pride, joy and health. Using mindfulness principles and equine-assisted activities, participants will focus on practicing healthy relationships, heightening honest communication, and developing deeper, more authentic connections with those around them.

Pathways

(Ages 12 – 18)
This six-week program includes weekly 90-minute sessions designed to teach skills that will help teens deal with the challenges of everyday life, including critical thinking and communication, self-awareness, empathy, confidence and esteem. Participants engage in experiential learning activities with Hidden Acres staff and therapy horses designed to shift their perspective in a supportive environment. All activities are unmounted (not riding).

Recovery

“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is connection.” – Johann Hari 

Hidden Acres offers an equine facilitated program for people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction who are seeking to increase their level of connection with others and themselves. Using mindfulness principles and equine-assisted activities, participants will focus on practicing healthy relationships, heightening awareness, and developing deeper, more authentic connections with those around them.

Trauma Survivors

Wellness Events

Leadership

Literacy

Peer Mentorship

Schools and Other Groups

Hidden Acres can develop specialized group programming to meet the needs of all types of groups, both one time and multi-session. Typically these will be unmounted groups (no riding) which focus on areas such as team building, respectful communication, leadership, self awareness, and self-control. The horses provide a tremendous point of interest for children and teens, providing the opportunity to explore impulse control, empathy, trust, and other building blocks of healthy relationships.