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YOUTH LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMS DALLAS, TEXAS

Youth Life Skills & Leadership Program

Empowering Today's Teens
 

How Do These Life Skills Programs Help Youth
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We have been trained by the world-renowned Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning Inc, who certifies all over the world through the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning BuildingBlock™ course. You will see Equine Connection instructors in the videos provided, these will give a better understanding of the value of our programs and workshops.

Let's make a difference.

Saddle Up Life Skills has a unique, researched approach to helping teach valuable life skills to our young people! Here, the horses are the teachers. These experiential programs for teenagers are not only educational but have been designed for students to acquire strength-based life skills (i.e., developmental assets) such as effective communication, enhanced problem-solving, a better understanding of body language, and respecting personal boundaries, among others.

Youth Skills Development Information

LET'S SET THE STAGE FOR SUCCESS AND WATCH OUR YOUTH SOAR!

What if every youth was empowered to rise above their “story” and life situation to develop real, unshakeable confidence?

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Why Empowerment Programs are Important

for Today’s Youth

Today’s youth don’t have it easy and face complex issues like increasing pressures from peers, family members, and even mentors. Achievement pressures, confusion, abuse & sexual exploitation, bullying, isolation, depression, social media exposure and at-risk behaviors are just some of the challenges our young people face daily. We should be equipping them with the life skills and confidence required to not just get through life, but to soar!

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Teaching Youth the BuildingBlock™'s of Life One Skill at a Time

By utilizing an interactive, hands-on approach through the educational BuildingBlock™ Curriculum, we facilitate teachable moments with a lasting impact. This allows our facilitators to keep the learning process growing, by building upon different skills and objectives each week. This ensures the effectiveness of our program and allows us to track individual advancements in each of our youth.

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Why Partnering With Horses is so Powerful in Empowering Youth

In our Rising Stars Development Programs, we partner with horses to deliver powerful, interactive, and experiential non-riding activities to help teens and young adults. By including horses in these specially designed educational experiences, we can significantly multiply the participant’s rate of success in facilitating life-altering change, as well as in enhancing emotional growth and developing psychological wellbeing.

  • OUR HORSES GUARANTEE
    When I teach you, I will never judge you! I will never lie to you! I am a teller of truth as that is ONLY what I can do because of my brain! I will bring love and healing to your heart! I will offer you a way to smile, giggle, and have FUN!! This learning I promise to you doesn’t just stay in the arena, this learning you will transfer into your own life!
  • WHY HORSES?
    To be prey is to be vulnerable. Their job is to not be killed. The number #1 thing a prey animal needs to feel is SAFE! A horse's senses are highly astute and can tell in a moment when thoughts from the mind and feelings from your gut are off. They can hear our heartbeat, and they will react to the slightest changes within a team; allowing facilitators to find those “teachable moments” for your organization. Horse movements are linked to emotion. Horses are the most feeling of beings so use their intuitive vs thinking, as humans do. They are just like us - sort of. Movement is the key to a horse, primarily forward movement. Everything about staying alive involves forward movement, which parallels us, humans. Herds to horses are just like teams to people. Horses require a leader to trust, respect and keep them safe, just like we appreciate having in the workplace. This gives us the ability to parallel everything that happens to real-life situations so that what you learn really sticks within each human! Quite simply, the horse does the teaching; facilitators are only there to offer an explanation and provide guidance as you work through the solution. Working with horses creates memories that can be applied to our lives and retained far longer than sitting in ‘just another classroom.’ This program offers lasting change because you can't fool the teacher!
  • WHAT IS EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING?
    Equine Assisted Learning is a learner-based educational, experiential experience with horses. More specifically, it is an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises. They find themselves learning valuable life skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere while working with horses. Exercises are developed to encourage self-confidence through validated, hands-on experiences. Equine Assisted Learning has proven to be useful, powerful, positive, educational, and creative.
  • IS THIS EQUINE THERAPY?
    We focus on skills that help participants move forward in life, such as how to communicate feelings more effectively by using verbal and nonverbal communication tools. While our horse-assisted learning programs help participants learn how to interact effectively with others, improve self-confidence, and build problem-solving and decision-making skills, it is NOT equine therapy. Equine Assisted Learning works because the teachers are the horses!

LEARNING GUIDED BY A HORSE

This is why our youth programs are unique & innovative:

YOUTH EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMS WITH HORSES TO DEVELOP SKILLS PILOT POINT, TEXAS

OUR RESEARCHED & PROVEN PROGRAMS WITH A GUARANTEED OUTCOME!

Our programs focus on empowering youth and helping them to make healthy, informed choices so that they can respond to life’s difficulties with courage, self-awareness, and confidence.