Youth Curriculum Program

Prepare Your Children to Take on the Challenges That Life Throws at Them

Our interactive youth programs are specifically designed to ensure the learning and retention of necessary life skills to aid in each youth's personal growth. It is an excellent approach with the horses being the teacher as the horse has "loud teachable moments" that they never forget. This gives the youths an experience to pull from when they are faced with choices in everyday life as they build strong solid skills working with their teacher. Our youth curriculum programs are usually longer term and range between 8-12 sessions. This allows the effectiveness of the course but also to track the advancements in each of the youth within it.

 

Horses are ideal teachers for use with children. Once a child is taught the basics of dealing properly with a horse, he or she can become the leader the horse seeks. When the horse feels safe, cooperation is a hundredfold and the child can easily get the horse to do what is asked of it. Bringing that piece back to their lives as everything is a parallel to how to work with people and themselves in their own lives.

11 YEARS OLD

I had fun and I haven’t had fun in a while, I can’t wait to come back.

Teams and individuals will:

Develop relationships

Accept responsibility and accountability

Overcome barriers to find change

Be encouraged to be creative and innovative

Find opportunity in working together

Realize the benefits associated with effective communication

And recognize the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity... All while having a blast!

Equine Assisted Learning acts as an important educational tool to help to develop empathy and kindness as well as combat:

Behavioural disorders

Low self-esteem

Bullying

Drug abuse

Emotional issues

Poor communication

Inability to work with others.

Approved by the Calgary Board of Education!

The value of working with horses as a teaching tool to learn new skills have been proven time and time again in the teaching of young people and especially teenagers. The use of an equine assisted learning program is a unique way to teach young people who are fortunate to participate in the Force Action in Development Youth Interactive Development Programs. 

 

Horses understand how to differentiate between potentially threatening behaviour and a calm and assertive nature. Children and young people who have the chance to work with our youth development programs are able to learn how to modify their behaviour through sets of exercises that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. This type of teaching cannot be delivered in a classroom. It is the experience of being in close contact with horses that has the most effect on young people.

Participation, Retention, Fun and Oh Yea... A Horse!

One of the many bonuses of working with horses vs a classroom setting is the component of interactivity because we all learn differently, but we can all take away lessons that we learn through our experiences. As the only Nationally Recognized Equine Assisted Learning Program in Canada, each of our exercises is custom designed to maximize learning potential and focus on developing individual skills as they work through each fun interactive group challenge. 

Approved by the Calgary Board of Education!

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