Therapeutic Riding utilizes certified riding instructors who teach clients with developmental, psychological or physical disabilities horseback riding and horsemanship skills. Therapeutic Riding uses the rhythmic, repetitive motions of the horse to improve the client’s balance, flexibility, posture, and muscle strength. Clients bond with the horse, which provides the motivation to be successful in their therapy.
The cost for Therapeutic Riding is $135 per 45 minute session. We can usually find scholarships for $95 and the client will be responsible for $40 per session.
EAP uses horses in the therapeutic process instead of traditional “talk” therapy. The horse helps the client understand how personal behavior and attitude affects those around us. Once clients understand the things they are responsible for in a relationship, they learn to modify their behavior in order to improve the bond with the horse. These changes are then applied to their life in the real world with spouses, co-workers, children and other more complex human interactions. Clients develop a bond with the horse, which provides the motivation to be successful in civilian life.
The cost for Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is $135 for a 1 hour session. We can usually find scholarships for $60 and the client will be responsible for $75 per session.
Team-Building With Horses
The purpose of team building programs is to build better cohesiveness and cooperation between co-workers or group members. This is most frequently accomplished sitting in a conference room, or even a retreat setting, where information is fed to the participants with little or no interaction, or there may be interactive activities with the other participants using inanimate objects to accomplish a mutual goal. But, often times, the participants attend only because they are required to — or because they can get a day out of the office and still get paid, and they leave with a bundle of papers telling them what they’ve already heard a hundred times and will forget the minute they walk out the door.
The team at 7 Star makes that experience different. In TEAM-BUILDING WITH HORSES, there are no lectures, everyone participates in the activities, and all are encouraged to give feed-back from their unique perspective. The horses do the work, yet the participants are able to identify: leadership traits they didn’t know they had; anxieties that affect the way they interact with others; competences no one knew they had —- all in a non- threatening, fun interaction with a herd of horses and — the herd of people they work with every day.
For Team-Building, the cost is $100 per person with a minimum of 10 people in a session. We will consider special discounts for non-profit organizations.