Empowering Youth through Hands-On Learning with Horses
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Windhorse Equine Learning provides experiential equine-assisted learning (EAL) programs that promote the development of social/emotional skills through guided interactions with horses. Windhorse promotes these skills by teaching horsemanship and helping participants develop a relationship and a partnership with the horse. Kids learn about leadership, respect, communication, partnership, responsibility, trust, empathy, resilience and connection, as they halter, groom, lead, longe and play with horses on the ground and in the saddle.
Windhorse Equine Learning offered its first programs in 2013. Since then, we have served more than 600 kids in our school-year programs, field trips and summer camps. For a schedule of school-year classes and summer camps click here. A primary goal of Windhorse is to ensure that all kids are able to learn and grow with horses, so we offer scholarships to economically disadvantaged families. Since 2013, we have provided 273 scholarships totaling more than $42,000. To enroll your child in our classes and camps, visit our classes and camps page. To apply for a scholarship visit our scholarships page.
The Windhorse Mission
By providing experiential and reflective learning opportunities with horses, Windhorse Equine Learning empowers individuals to discover and realize their full potential.
We exist to unlock, support, and celebrate the possibilities in every child, which can manifest through learning and connecting with horses.
Because we believe horses are a catalyst for change, and that the interpersonal skills kids need to thrive in today’s changing world can be learned and embodied by working with horses.
We envision a community in which every child has equitable access to the equine learning opportunities and resources that inspire youth to achieve fulfilling futures of all shapes and sizes.