Our program One Hoof At a Time is proudly supported by Jenna and Bill Forsyth of HomeLife Emerald Realty Ltd. Brokerage in Angus, Lexis of Barrie, and Remember This Photography in Angus.
One Hoof At A Time
Second Monday of the month
(subject to change - Check our event page on Facebook @newhorserizons)
Please note that One Hoof at a Time sessions are not therapy sessions.
If you are suffering from Operational Stress Injury, you should talk to a professional.
A lot of organisations are finally recognizing the problems that members of the uniformed professions face.
Animal contact has proven effective to help people with mental health issues of various degrees. Therapy dogs are getting a lot of attention lately, so are horses. Research is being conducted. Wounded Wariors funds an Equine Assisted Learning program for military members with PTSD and the Horses and Humans Research Foundation has conducted research on the Effects of Equine Assisted activities on PTSD Symptoms, Coping Self-Efficacy, Emotion Regulation, and Social Engagement in Military Veterans (in the US).
NEW HORSERIZONS uses the Cartier Farms EAL Building Block curriculum. Our programs are tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, First Responders, Correctional Officers, 911 Dispatchers and other uniformed professionals, active members and retired alike.
Our Equine Assisted Learning activities will always include a minimum of two humans and a horse. All our activities are conducted from the ground. The exercises will let you reflect on your own communication and negociation skills, and amongst other things, work on reasonable goal settings, while having fun in the company of horses.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for events throughout the year. We do our best to schedule events with Wings of Change Peer support and OSISS in the warmer season.
Where to get help
www.wingsofchange.ca (peer-to-peer support group)
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces