One-On-One - An individualized plan of care that focuses on life skills specific to each child's needs
Group Sessions - In groups or families
There are many different life skills children/teens can work on, but these are the 5 basic areas of life skills that are relevant across cultures:
1. Coping with emotions and coping with stress
2. Decision making and problem solving
3. Creative thinking and critical thinking
4. Communication and interpersonal skills
5. Self-awareness and empathy
Teaching our youth how to communicate with their horse through body language, energy and pressure lets them develop a greater capacity for empathy, social and self-awareness. As these youth get comfortable in their routine with their horse, their willingness to apply themselves improves.
This success eventually translates to home, school and community settings.