Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) Adaptive Riding Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP)  Hippotherapy Therapeutic Riding

OPERATION: TAKE THE REINS

partnering with horses to help build relationships,
reduce stress and regain quality of life

FREE to all Veterans & Service Members

Spring 2018: Wed., May 2 - Jun. 6
Summer 2018: Mon., Jul. 16 - Aug. 13
Fall 2018: Wed., 10-11am, Sep. 26 - Oct. 31

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THE MISSION:

This FREE program gives veterans and
service members the opportunity to relate to each other and partner with horses in a safe and natural environment under the guidance of EAGALA certified professionals. Our professionals will offer you an alternative way to learn and grow in partnership with horses and your team in a safe, caring, supportive and natural environment. Throughout the experience, participants will begin to rebuild an alliance of trust, while learning new skills and improving overall wellbeing. 

 

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THE BENEFITS:

The benefits of being around horses are numerous and proven. OPERATION: Take the Reins gives participants the chance to learn new skills while improving overall wellness. The connection made between participants and our horses is a powerful experience that enhances self-awareness and promotes growth. Horses provide a natural way to build trust and give honest feedback regarding personal feelings and emotions that may not otherwise surface. 

 

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WHAT YOU ACHIEVE:

Sessions are designed to decrease stress and enhance self awareness by integrating the horse-human connection through herd observation, horse handling, leading and grooming. On-going education around equine psychology and behavior facilitates self reflection and personal growth through guided interpretation of the horses’ nonverbal cues and immediate biofeedback. By the end, veterans and service members leave with new tools for wellness and a renewed perspective on their healing journey. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  GROUP OUTINGS   Schedule to bring a group of 5-10 veterans for a 3 hour field trip. This outing includes ground based exercises, grooming, tacking, and finishes off with a short riding lesson.

GROUP OUTINGS
Schedule to bring a group of 5-10 veterans for a 3 hour field trip. This outing includes ground based exercises, grooming, tacking, and finishes off with a short riding lesson.

  ADAPTIVE RIDING   PATH Certified Instructors will guide you through the basics of horsemanship- from grooming and tacking to horse care and horseback riding. Each riding lesson is adapted to the participants specific needs and abilities.

ADAPTIVE RIDING
PATH Certified Instructors will guide you through the basics of horsemanship- from grooming and tacking to horse care and horseback riding. Each riding lesson is adapted to the participants specific needs and abilities.

  PRIVATE COUNSELING   Weekly sessions will be conducted by a team of EAGALA Certified Professionals, comprised of a licensed mental health professional and an equine specialist. These sessions can be helpful in addressing numerous issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, stressful relationships, communication needs and boundary issues.

PRIVATE COUNSELING
Weekly sessions will be conducted by a team of EAGALA Certified Professionals, comprised of a licensed mental health professional and an equine specialist. These sessions can be helpful in addressing numerous issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, stressful relationships, communication needs and boundary issues.


 

For more information contact: 
Jenni Tevlin MS, NCC, NJDRCC, LPC
Veterans and Mental Health Programming Specialist
jenni@manestreamnj.org