We are so excited to have you join us on this journey. The things you are about to learn will change your life for the better. You will spend a lot of time with horses and will gain new friends. Just think, years from now you can look back and be reminded of the first time you saddled a horse, the first time you rode bareback, the sweet gestures and neighs that made you feel special, the tired legs, or the ride that made you feel free.
Riding, like life, doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful. So embrace dirty boots and smelling like a horse. Embrace the challenges life will throw at you. And know that you are capable. You can do hard things. You were built to do hard things. Some horses will test you. Some will teach you. And some will bring out the best in you. We hope you feel special and loved at the barn. And remember, no matter how bad your day is, there is always someone waiting for you at the barn.
Three pillars of the experience
Learning to Ride a Horse
You will learn to ride a horse and learn natural horsemanship through 7, one-hour lessons. You will be getting back to nature and soothing your soul in a saddle. Prior experience with horses is not required.
Learning Life Skills
You will learn The 7 Habits® for Equestrians and apply these habits to your personal life. You will learn about self-awareness, relationship building, and self-renewal through equestrian and other activities such as mindfulness, yoga, and art.
Serving at the Barn
The horses need you. You give back through weekly service opportunities, such as feeding the horses, cleaning the stalls, and building friendships with others in the program.
The whole experience:
7 private riding lessons with the 7 Habits integrated
Weekly opportunities to serve at the barn
Yoga at the Barn, which continues past your 7-week program
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book
In-depth 7 Habits seminars for individuals and families
Rejuvenation luncheon with others in the program