PHASE 4 Learning Center has a unique opportunity to partner with Horses With Hope for a six-week, Equine-Assisted Learning program. Horses With Hope was founded in 2007 by Anne Davis and offers therapeutic riding services to many individuals. Through a grant acquired by Horses With Hope, PHASE 4 students now have an opportunity to attend Equine Assisted Learning classes at the Horses with Hope’s 95 acre facility.
Currently, PHASE 4 students are attending the inaugural sessions. Students gather together as a group and discuss issues such as Respect, Honesty, Integrity, and Responsibility. They then have an opportunity to work directly with horses as a way of reinforcing what they discussed. After working with the horses, the students gather in a group again and write in their journals about what they are feeling and how the day has impacted them. They are given a small short writing assignment as homework to share with the group the following week.
PHASE 4 Learning Center is very grateful to Anne Davis and Horses With Hope for this wonderful opportunity and we hope to continue this partnership in the future.