HELPING YOU LIVE LIFE
"CLOSE YOUR EYES, CLEAR YOUR HEART, LET IT GO!"
WHAT IS IT?
Equine-Assisted Learning is an educational approach to equine-assisted activities with the intent to facilitate personal growth and development of life skills through equine interactions. Rock Ridge Retreat is dedicated to providing unique learning opportunities that strengthen and develop lives. As a participant, you will be partnered with an equine to promote healthy life skills and develop strength-based assets that stimulate positive behavioral changes. This process is called Equine-Assisted Learning.
This program is designed to foster a safe environment for you to identify unmet needs, fears, previous distress and feelings of inadequacy or lack of control, learn tolerance with emotional processing, offer firsthand experience to rebuild trust, and grow the ability to build relationships. You will set goals, develop a plan, implement that plan, achieve goals, and analyze specific outcomes. Interactive lessons with a specific equine allow you to self-discover and improve processes to achieve the best possible outcomes.
You will be pushed out of your comfort zone and may immediately look to staff for guidance, support, and direction. Accomplishing a task involving a large and powerful creature builds confidence and provides an astonishing symbology when dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations in life. This program will allow you to ask for help, accept responsibility, take care of oneself and others, discover patience and humility, deliver a sense of pride, and an appreciation for the simple joys in life.