We offer a few different session options at Lasting Strides. This allows the program to be optimized to suit each person's unique situation. Below you will find a brief description of each option. Feel free to contact us for more information on any of the programs.
During this time we are offering virtual sessions via video chat out at the barn. If you need someone to talk to, we are here for you - we will walk among the horses while we talk with you. These sessions are "pay-what-you-can" with a minimum of $5, as we want to help everyone right now regardless of your financial situation. Email us to set up a session time.
EAPD (Equine Assisted Personal Development)
This option is best suited to individuals, families, or small groups.
These are one-on-one sessions where we use the horses to assist the participant gain a better understanding of their emotions and reactions. They are ideal for people living with mental illnesses or trying to overcome grief. We facilitate the client through a self-discovery journey where they explore healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, trauma, grief, etc... Each person's journey is unique and they will come to know more about the root of their emotions through this program as they are guided through both mounted and ground exercises with the horses.
Young Rider Program Ages 10-100
Our Young Rider Program is open to horse lovers (young in years, or young at heart!) that want to gain a whole new appreciation for horses in a fun, laid-back environment. In this program you will get to spend lots of time with the horses, working them on the ground and under saddle. You will learn everything it takes to be a horse owner, without the cost of buying your own horse! On the weekends you will have the option of joining us for some group rides and fun barn activities - become connected with a barn family!
Space in this program is very limited, but we do have a waiting list available. Contact us today to find out more about how this program works.
Looking for something different than dinner and a movie? Come try our Date Experience!
Through exercises with our horses (ground and mounted-optional) we will challenge your relationship's communication, teamwork, and trust! Problem solve your way through our obstacles, learn about equine communication, spend some time being a part of our herd, and learn how horses can teach you to improve your bond with your partner! Photos will be taken throughout the experience, and you will be emailed a selection of them to keep as a memory of your time at the barn. You are guaranteed to come away from this experience with lots of laughs and a deeper appreciation for the role that communication and trust play in your relationship!
These 2-hour sessions can be booked during the day, evenings, or weekends!
Leadership Development Program Ages 8+
This option is intended for groups, and is ideal for older kids, youth, and young adults.
This is a BRAND NEW PROGRAM developed by Lasting Strides to raise up a generation of strong and capable leaders. Participants will learn about what makes a good leader, focusing on developing their character and promoting their self-esteem. They will be working with the horses doing objective-driven groundwork and riding exercises - but no previous horse experience is necessary, as they will be learning all that they need to during this program! We will have set dates for this program throughout the year, but can also run it for groups on request!
EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) Ages 6+
This option is intended for groups, and is ideal for younger kids and youth.
Through fun, hands-on groundwork activities, EAL sessions provide participants with a better understanding of essential life skills. In these sessions the kids will learn about teamwork, communication, problem solving, and all the other skills it takes to be a good leader. We do not ride the horses in this form of EAL - rather teaching the participants to have a greater respect and appreciation for what the horse can tell us on the ground. This makes our EAL Program ideal for anyone who may be a bit nervous around horses. In this program, the horses are our teachers!
Corporate Team Building
This option is best for businesses and groups that desire a unique and memorable team building activity.
Through the use of hands-on activites, this session encourages co-workers to really work as a team - using skills such as communication, respect, trust, and creative thinking - to reach a common goal. The Corporate Team Building program ensures a noticeable boost in employee morale as well as productivity.