S: Barn Buddies: Horses Teaching Social Skills EVRC 2010
BC: Barn Buddies: Horses Teaching Social Skills | Equi-Valent Riding Center | A Photo Journal of the Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy offered at Equi-Valent Riding Center. Director: Heather Cotterman Mental Health Specialist : Helen Cantrell
FC: Equi-Valent Riding Center
1: Our Horses | Kompania | Ranger | Bolt | Little "Red" Apples | Hope | Raven
2: Equi-Valent Riding Center
3: The Premier Equine Educational and Therapy Center in Delaware, Oh
4: Horses Teaching Social Skills | Positive Self Esteem | Respect | Responsibility | Confidence | Communication
5: Trust | Team Building | Focus | Empathy
6: Arena 1: Round Pen Work | By using the Horse's language we can build a relationship of trust and understanding.
7: Respecting Boundaries Reading Nonverbal Communication Assertiveness Dealing with Bullying Setting Goals Problem Solving Decision Making Choice and Consequences Behavior | A study in Herd Dynamics as they relate to Social Skills.
8: Awareness of Strengths Perspective Taking Managing others and self toward goals Generalizations
9: Arena 2: Groundwork Building Confidence, Trust, and Respect
10: Somatic Riding Skills Team Work Games Reciprocity Decision Making Planning Self-Regulation of Behavior Risk Taking Self Acceptance
11: Arena 3: Mounted Work
12: Summer Camp | Core Values Trust Respect Knowledge Empathy
13: Junior Master Horsemanship Equine Leadership Camp Mini and Me Horse Camp Barn Buddies Horse Camp | Equi-Valent Riding Center
14: Staff and Volunteers
15: Thank you to all of our staff and volunteers. They help our horses touch the lives of many.
16: Barn Buddies
17: The horse is a mirror “It only reflects what is placed in front of it. It does not search for or create things, but welcomes and responds to all that comes before it.” -(Chuang-tzu)
18: My first horse Kompania has been my most influential teacher.
19: "Many times we find that the difficulties found between horse and student, are often related to the difficulties students have in the "human world". Students seem willing to work through their difficulties with the horse, which in turn can give them the confidence to work through their difficulties in life.." -Heather Cotterman