Frequently Asked Questions
This section is a compilation of answers to the questions we are asked most often. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us.
Windhorse Equine Learning provides what is called Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) programs to youth starting in third grade through high school. We partner with horses to teach kids social/emotional skills like leadership, communication, partnership, respect, empathy, trust, responsibility and more. Kids in our programs also learn horsemanship and basic riding skills, but we are not a riding program. We spend more time on the ground working with horses than we do in the saddle.
Do you provide equine therapy?
Windhorse does not provide therapy services, though what we offer is certainly therapeutic in many ways. We are not licensed therapists. However, we do lease our facility to a licensed therapist and a life coach, and we would be happy to refer you to them.
Do you serve youth who are experiencing challenges in their lives??
We serve all youth and all youth benefit from our programs. However, we know how helpful our programs can be for youth who are experiencing challenges, suffering from anxiety or recovering from trauma. We welcome and encourage these kids to participate, and we do have some special programming to address specific challenges such as anxiety.
Yes, one of our primary goals is to support youth whose families might not otherwise be able to afford a horse program. Scholarships are based on need and income level. Please visit our scholarships page for an application.
We’re always on the lookout for individuals who want to get involved. Visit our How To Help section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.