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Equine Assisted Activities (EAA)

Horsemanship and Equine Assisted Learning. A physical, cognitive, or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions have proven to have major physical and emotional impacts. Individuals of all ages who participate in Equine Assisted Activities can experience physical and emotional rewards.

EAA Benefits

  • Riding a horse moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical needs often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
  • For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience, and self-esteem.
  • Partnering with equines also provides recreational opportunities for individuals to enjoy the outdoors as well as take pleasure in the interaction with animals.

Small Animal Program

Animals have been domesticated for over 10,000 years and their purpose has been ever-changing. Although their original purpose was to assist humans through different types of work, animals and humans have always shared a special bond. Besides being ridiculously adorable, our
small animals provide incredible benefits for our mental health. The small animal program combines loosely structured play and animal-human interactions to create a fun environment.

Animal Activity Benefits

  • Spending just 10 minutes with animals has proven to significantly reduce stress levels.
  • Animals aid children in emotional, cognitive and social development.
  • The human-animal bond allows us to learn how to better communicate with each other.
  • Animals do not pass judgement which usually makes learning and practicing social skills easier.

Call (406) 771-4829 to sign up or for more information!

 

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Participant and Volunteer Requirements

Participate

  • Ages 6 and up.
  • Some disabilities may prevent certain activities – such as uncontrolled seizures, severe behavioral challenges and/or movement and weight restrictions. Individual assessments will be done.
  • Closed toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Each activity may have individualized requirements, including a small fee for services, that will be noted upon registration.
  • We do not provide therapy.  We provide recreation and fun and the benefits that follow are extraordinary!
Visit our Participation page to get signed up or contact us at:

Volunteer

  • Ages 16 and up for riding classes. 14 and up for camps.
  • Volunteer duties will include, but not limited to, side-walkers, horse leaders, assisting with crafts, and chores.
  • Closed toed shoes and wear modest and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Complete Eagle Mount Volunteer Training.
  • Training is on-going.  We can do one-on-one if we don’t have enough for a group training.
  • Groups and individuals are also invited out to help with chores and other property maintenance. 
Visit our Volunteer page to get signed up or contact us at:

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Small Animal Sponsors

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