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During this personal Development workshop, your pre-teen will gain the essential life skills needed to ensure a healthy transition from child to teen. This non-riding program uses horses as catalysts for personal reflection and lasting changes in behaviour.

The kids don’t have to know that though! They will be having too much fun working hands on with the horses.

This four week program will have specific objectives each week which are:

  1. Confidence in themselves and their abilities.
  2. Respect for themselves, their friends and parents/teachers.
  3. Choices and consequences. How the choices we make can have both immediate and long term consequences.
  4. Setting healthy boundaries: For themselves and others.

Horses make great teachers! They are non-judgemental and provide immediate, honest feedback.

This workshop is run by highly qualified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitators who are experts in their field. Safety is always top of mind and no horse experience is necessary.

Give your pre-teen the tools they need to take on the challenges that await them. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

We will be in the indoor arena, however participants should dress for the weather. Due to the intensive nature of this workshop, space is strictly limited to 8 participants. Early registration is encouraged.

Cost: $160 plus hst
Ages: 11-15
Classes are 40 minutes long.



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Learning to Lead

Developing our youth into the leaders of tomorrow

The CONNECT! Equine Assisted Learning Centre offers a wide range of programming options for youth, families, and small private groups. We offer day, evening, and custom workshops tailored to your needs.

Youth Leadership Program

Helping to develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders through lively and engaging horse play!

Our targeted youth programs are an experiential learning experience designed to inspire youth to achieve their full potential, while also providing confidence and essential life skills to help them overcome challenges and cope with the social pressures in life and school.

Partnered with a horse each team is encouraged to be creative, innovative, and take responsibility for their actions and decisions. Participants must use these skills to overcome barriers and achieve objectives throughout a range of activities. With effective communication and focus, teams learn to recognize and understand the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity – skills essential to navigate everyday life and stressors.

Building the Leaders of Tomorrow – After School Programs

Helping to develop our youth with targeted objective based learning and engaging horse play!fierce graphic

Our afterschool youth programs offer a selection of focused 6-week sessions to help participants build confidence and develop effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.

In every session, each week, participants will focus on a key learning objective and will be tasked with working the horses and their team to achieve their goals. These goals are then directly linked to their own experiences in daily life, at school, and in the community.

Skills developed in these programs include: non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem solving, leadership, responsibility, confidence, and team work.

BE F.I.E.R.C.E – Leadership Sessions

This exciting and one of a kind experiential learning program is packed full of adventure for your child or teen. In 6 weeks your child will learn to become F.I.E.R.C.E — A friend, independant, engaged, respectful, confident, and empowered!

Each session includes:

  • Use of horses and all equipment and materials
  • Facilitated learning sessions focused key objectives using our unique EAL building block approach to experiential learning
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum of 10 participants to ensure a small participant to facilitator ratio