Equine Leadership is for youth who are in the Mescalero System of Care. We also have services and expo's for youth in the community who are interested in the leadership program but are not part of the System of Care.
Below is what can be expected in equine therapy:
Horses provide meaningful experiences that promote emotional growth. The horses provide an excellent way for troubled youth to react when they are otherwise resistant. Equine Leadership has shown to have many positive benefits:
* Confidence * Self-Efficacy * Self-Concept * Communication * Perspective * Social Skills
* Decreased Isolation * Self-Acceptance * Boundaries * Trust * Spiritual Connection * Impulse Control
Equine Leadership includes instruction in basic horse care, grooming procedures, saddle and tack, and safety.
Safety is the number one priority for all participants.