Ground Programs

There's more to what we do than just getting on top of a horse!  Some of our magic happens right on the ground.  Check out different ways our clients interact with horses without spending time in the saddle.

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equine assisted learning

PATH International defines Equine-assisted learning (EAL) as an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities.

In an EAL setting, the experiential approach integrates equine-human interaction that is guided by a planned learning experience to meet the identified goals or desires of the participant(s). 



Caring for horses is innately both physically and emotionally rewarding. 

This program's curriculum is horsemanship based and largely directed by each individual's interests and goals.

Clients often report improvements in mood and are known to stretch a little farther or lift a little higher when the goal is to brush or halter a horse.   Being in the barn can even bring back memories of previous horse encounters and spark whole new tracks of conversation.



one time events

Occasionally, Cheff is able to set up a one time event that allows participants to have a meaningful horse experience in a limited time frame.

This program is ideal for situations such as group visits where time does not allow for riding, but everyone would like a chance to get some hands on time in the barn.  

If you're wondering if this may be a good fit, give us a call and we may be able to design something just for you!