HORSEMANSHIP GROUND LESSON PROGRAM
Most horses don't walk backwards voluntarily,
because what they can't see doesn't exist.”
Therapeion's Horsemanship Program is an opportunity for a participant to learn much more about horses than is offered during our riding sessions. This is a ground based program that teaches horse communication, anatomy, horse care, hoof care, English and western tack and tack care, saddle fitting, and beginning training skills.
PATH Intl. provides standards of professionalism and safety for instructors and volunteers offering ground programs and Therapeion meets or exceeds those standards.
Most horse communication is non-verbal and they are in-tune with human behavior. Learning how a horse communicates can help participants better understand how our non-verbal communication might be impacting or influencing others in their lives.
Working with horses requires our participants learn to share duties, effectively communicate to complete their assigned tasks, and allows them the opportunity to spend time on with a warm and fuzzy critter.
Participants gain self-esteem and self-confidence while learning how to work with animals that are stronger than they are. In all, horses offer us the opportunity to experience humility, compassion and challenge; all critical elements to supporting self-growth and self-awareness
Our Horsemanship Program is open to participants ten years old or older. Participants must be able to focus and follow directions for their own safety. We will be building their skills and knowledge weekly.