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The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre

SKILLS PROGRAMS

Learn more about our unique skills-based programs with horses that provide unparalleled opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.

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  • 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.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES

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The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre
Skills Programs
The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre

Horse Powered Reading

The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre

Personal Development

The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre

Leadership Development

The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre
Horse Powered Reading

SESSION DATES: April 11-14; Tuesdays, May 2 - June 6, Wednesdays; May 3-June 7

Giving Hope To Struggling Readers

HORSE POWERED READING®

Horse Powered Reading® integrates social-emotional learning with academics; thus allowing students see and experience reading with their entire mind, body and emotions by creating metaphors for the skills involved in reading. Students interact with horses from the ground, while using toys and props to identify obstacles and learn five critical reading skills - phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

Horse Powered Reading® helps children build confidence, promote self-efficacy, foster connections, learn valuable reading skills, and carry new skills into the classroom.
 

"Most enjoyable way to learn! My daughter loved it and cannot wait to learn more!" - Candice Nielsen

The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre
Personal Development

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Develop The Skills You Need To Live A Healthy, Happy Life

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

The objectives and skills people can develop while working with horses are what makes Equine Assisted Learning an important part of the personal development process. Whether that skill be communication, negotiation, active listening or trust, these are the skills that will create an armour for the clients to take out into the world to make healthy life decisions. Because our programs are interactive, clients are able to build on the past experiences with the horses to apply that learning to everyday life. Offering Workshops & Weekly Programs.

The Sage Mustangs: Life Skills Development Centre

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Leadership Development

An Effective Approach To Team Building & Leadership Development

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The Sage Mustang offers a unique opportunity to partner with our 1200 pound horse teachers to gain knowledge, skills, and experiences that will help grow strong team players in any organization, and in life! These experiential learning exercises are designed to facilitate problem solving that encourages individuals to work cohesively as a team for positive results.

Horse/human interaction is an effective approach to team building and leadership development and is a powerful metaphor for the work environment. Through our objectively driven and fun programs, you will see immediate results. Participation, retention, fun and oh yeah.... a horse. What could be better!

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