What Can A Horse Teach us that a Human Can't?
Horses have distinct personalities, and through this, they all have different methods of bringing to light solutions.
They are a prey animal.
Their senses are highly in tune with their surroundings. They can hear and feel our heartbeat from twelve feet away, and they will react the slightest changes within a team - allowing facilitators to find those “teachable moments.”
By their intuitive nature and innate sensitivity, horses can provide facilitators with a window into the participant's personality. As a prey animal, they are sensitive to the stimulus of each participant. They react to the stimulus through body language, and participants must adjust their feelings and behavior to work successfully with the horses.
Herds to horses are just like teams to people. Horses require a leader that they trust and respect in their herd, just like we need in life. Thus giving us the ability to parallel the responses of the horse when subjected to stimuli back to what happens in real life, so the learning sticks!
The more senses that are engaged, the higher the likelihood that new learning sticks. The more we involve learners, the more senses are engaged, thereby increasing the probability that they will learn, retain, and apply what they have learned.
Each of our exercises is custom designed to maximize learning potential and focus on developing individual skills as they work through each fun interactive group challenge. The objectives in the LIFE SKILLS Connection Program facilitate the building of new skills in the following areas, relationship building, responsibility, accountability, overcome barriers, creativity, innovation, teamwork, communication, trust, respect, and integrity.
All while they are having fun!
Belgian Warmblood: Age 23
Kota from being a Hunter Jumper with a tendon injury when he came to Osborne Stables Equine Rescue. Treated in 2007 for EPM
He loves his job as an EAL Horse. Helping people make him happy.
Quarter Horse: Age 20
Former Cutting and Team Penning Horse
Previous Founder and shoulder issues from his previous job.
He loves everyone
Crop out Appaloosa: Age 20
Loves to eat and take the lead. She came in with sore hooves from to much rich field grass and had a neck injury. Tess has a previous show history. She teaches what it takes to be a leader.
Andalusian and Foundational Quarter Horse Cross: Age 23
Believe it or not, Chester was the most violent horse we ever had come into the Rescue. He had been severely abused and did not trust humans at all.
Time and the right care makes all the difference. He loves Kids and is the sweetest boy. He was a true test of Emotional Control and Patients. Time and understanding can heal4
President of Osborne Stables Equine Rescue, Inc. Horses have been a big part of my life. Helping horses recover from abuse and neglect is a mission. How horses can change lives is nothing but amazing. Helping people through hard times has been possible
through the horses.
We are Certified Leadership and Life Skills Development Facilitators (Horse Assisted Learning). We are not licensed, professional counselors.
Twelve year volunteer at Osborne Stables Equine Rescue. Wife, mother, artist and Leadership and Life Skills Development Facilitator. In my heart helping people through the horses is where we can make
lasting change in individuals lives.
Luke aka Lukie Bear has always been my favorite horse. He helps with being a teacher when he can.
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