HORSES FOR HEALING
Relax...Strengthen...Focus Your Mind & Body
an equine assisted activities program offered FREE OF CHARGE
for those living with, recovering from, and living life after cancer
Spring 2018: 6 Weeks Apr. 16 – May 21
Fall 2018: 6 Weeks Sep. 10 – Oct. 15
This FREE experience is to help you rebuild your physical, emotional, and mental well-being so that you have the potential to better recover your health and remain healthy.
Whether you are currently living with
or are a survivor of cancer, time spent
bonding with horses can be a wonderful way to aid in your recovery bringing you joy, helping you to relax, and to feel less stressed.
You will experience all aspects of horse care, grooming, leading and riding as you earn the respect of and build a relationship with our kind and gentle horses and ponies.
Adaptive horseback riding provides both physical and emotional benefits through learning new skills, and interacting with horses, peers, and volunteers. Riding helps
to develop balance and coordination and requires good body awareness. Through weekly lessons, your stability and coordination will improve, helping you to communicate with the horse and positively impact your daily life.
You will be in the capable hands of our Mane Stream instructors, who are all PATH International Certified and have strong backgrounds in horsemanship. They are
all trained in first aid and CPR. A key element of the Horses for Healing team
are our specially trained volunteers, many of whom have their own cancer journeys. They will ensure you feel safe and at ease.
AREN'T FEELING WELL?
We encourage you to attend each session
as activities can be matched to your capabilities. Even if participants arrive not
feeling 100% they continually state that they leave the farm feeling happy and accomplished.
We recognize your unique situation and provide a healthy outlet for both children and adults, enabling you to move away from the medical context and into a naturally engaging environment.
Time spent bonding with horses can be a wonderful way to aid in your recovery by helping you to relax and feel less stressed. In addition, our instructors will help to strengthen and replenish your body and focus your mind.
For more information contact:
Kelly Champion, PATH Intl. Certified Instructor