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By working together with the horses, students learn vital skills such as self-confidence, communication, emotional control, respect and trust for others. These skills are vital elements that must be well developed in an individual in order for them to become a part of and contribute meaningfully to their local community. Many disadvantaged and disengaged youth have been denied the role models necessary to teach them these skills. The program tangibly demonstrates to clients how much more effective the use of calm assertiveness (instead of aggressive behaviour) is in getting their horse to willingly respond; showing them, what empathy and respect for another living being looks like. As the horses respond in kind and show respect and trust for their young handlers, many former schoolyard bullies are reduced to tears by this show of affection, perhaps for the first time, from another living being. Our programs and sessions have also shown to be of great value to young people diagnosed with ASD, ADHD and anxiety. We are looking forward to also being able to support survivors of domestic violence and PTSD through our programs in 2020.

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