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The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre


Here are the most commonly asked questions regarding our skills development programs at The Sage Mustang.

  • What is Equine Assisted Learning?
    Equine Assisted Learning is a learner-based educational, experiential opportunity with horses. More specifically, it is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises on the ground (no riding involved). Simply put, it helps humans to move forward in their lives by building essential life skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere - without venturing into Equine Therapy. Exercises are developed to encourage self-confidence through validated, hands-on experiences. Equine Assisted Learning has proved to be useful, powerful, positive, educational, and creative.
  • Is there horseback riding involved?
    No, this is not a horseback riding program. Our programs are all done on the ground alongside the horse, there is no horseback riding involved.
  • Do you require a therapist to be present? Is this therapy?
    THIS IS NOT EQUINE THERAPY. We do not require a clinical professional with us to do these exercises, workshops and programmes.
  • What if I'm scared or don't like horses?
    We hear you, we will ensure you stay safe! If you aren't being pushed out of your comfort zone, you aren't learning. This is an opportunity to overcome fears or preconceived notions. Some of the people who have attended our programs have started out intimidated. By the end of the session, they have learned more about themselves, they have overcome their fears and walked out with life-altering results!
  • Do I need certain clothing?
    There is no special clothing requirement to take part in any of our programs. The only thing that we ask is that you wear closed-toed shoes for safety while you are working with the horses. That could be running shoes, cowboy boots, or any other footwear that will keep your toes safe. Dress for the weather and leave your favourite clothes at home. You may get a little dusty!!
  • Are you certified and insured?
    Yes! We have been trained by and are certified through Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning, and backed by The EAL Network a leading organization in this specific skills development program with horses. Additionally, we carry extensive liability insurance.
  • What if I have allergies?
    Knowing is half the battle! Just be sure to bring an antihistamine with you, as we do not carry any on-site.
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