HORSES AS HEALERS
In the mid-1950s, medical professionals began noticing the therapeutic benefits of working with horses. Today, studies show that equine assisted activities help kids develop physical strength, self-awareness, trust, confidence, verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and tools for working through anxiety.
EQUINE PROGRAM AT COOKSON HILLS
In 2018, we paused and evaluated our equine program. Well, we are ready to get this program running again. The levels of depth and introspection our kids develop in Equine Programs will last far beyond their chapter at Cookson Hills. We have watched kids transform from timid and fearful children to mindful and brave young adults. We have witnessed kids who were disconnected build strong connections with “their” horse and strengthen their own identity.
HELP GET OUR KIDS BACK IN THE SADDLES
In order for us to restart and run this program, we need $40,000. This will help us cover horse care, equipment, upkeep of the facilities, and a new staff member who will bring this program back to life!
If you’ve never given directly to Cookson Hills before, a generous donor has agreed to match your gift- dollar for dollar- up to $20,000!
So join us! Together, we can guide these kids to become healthy individuals who are empowered to positively impact future generations. Will you help us reach our goal of raising $40,000?