S: Equine Assisted Activities in Therapy and Learning EVRC 2011
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: Sponsors and Collaborators Broad AcresLLC Delaware Board of Developmental Disabilities Delaware Community Foundation Health Care Foundation of Delaware County Johnson Veterinary Clinic, Jim Allion, Farrier Help Line, of Delaware County Ohio Wesleyan University The Ohio State University STEM Program The Ohio State University Horseman's Association Charlotte Hulls Photography Christine Semanovich Photography Equus Now, Beehive Books, Fundamentals Arthur and Louanne White, Kathy Hobby Kiwanis Club of Delaware, OH Mark Shipps, Val Leach, Hilda Gagnon, Bill Stout, Kim Patterson, Jan Swartzentruber, Anderson Noland Construction Systems Integration Specialists Granny B Farms, Straders Walgreens, Giant Eagle, A Proper Garden The Village Market Willow Broole Christian Village, Sarah Moore Connections Volunteer Center
2: Our Horses | Kompania | Ranger | Bolt | Little "Red" Apples | Hope | Raven
3: "My Best Friend is the one who brings out the best in me" -Henry Ford | Cisco | Chevy | Fiona | Ivy | Rocky | April
4: Equi-Valent Riding Center | Equine Assisted Activities in Therapy and Learning
5: Equine Assisted Social Skills Counseling and Therapeutic Riding
6: Horses Teaching Social Skills | Positive Self Esteem | Respect | Responsibility | Confidence | Communication
7: Trust | Team Building | Focus | Empathy
8: Arena 1: Round Pen Work | By using the Horse's language we can build a relationship of trust and understanding.
9: 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.
10: Awareness of Strengths Perspective Taking Managing others and self toward goals Generalizations
11: Arena 2: Groundwork Building Confidence, Trust, and Respect
12: Centered Riding Skills Team Work Games Reciprocity Decision Making Planning Self-Regulation of Behavior Risk Taking Self Acceptance
13: Arena 3: Mounted Work
14: Summer Camp | Core Values Trust Respect Knowledge Empathy
15: Junior Master Horsemanship Equine Leadership Camp Mini and Me Horse Camp Barn Buddies Horse Camp | Equi-Valent Riding Center
16: Staff and Volunteers
17: Thank you to all of our staff and volunteers. They help our horses touch the lives of many.
18: Barn Buddies
19: 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)
23: "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