2022 Horse Connections Prevention Programs

Please see all programs offered during 2022.

Program offerings are separated by Year-Round, Spring, Summer, and Fall.



YEAR-ROUND

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

~ more details coming soon ~

–> Open to all genders and ages.

Cost

$70 for 1-hour lessons

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Dates & Times

Individual lesson schedules are coordinated directly with our instructors.

Each lesson is an hour long.

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to discuss scheduling lessons.

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

VETERANS GROUPS AND RETREATS

~ more details coming soon ~

–> Open to 6 participants. In partnership with Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports.

Dates & Times

Groups occur once a month. From 10am-12pm, unless scheduled differently.

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year.

Register!

Please contact Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports at veterans@vermontadaptive.org.

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

PLAY GROUPS

~ more details coming soon ~

–> For children ages 0-3, with caregivers. In partnership with XX.

Dates & Times

Groups occur once a month on Wednesdays. From 10am-12pm, unless scheduled differently.

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year.

Register!

Please contact xx at xx.

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

SPRING 2022

CREATIVE HORSE CONNECTIONS GROUP

Participants will learn basic ground centered skills to safely partner with a horse to greet, groom, and lead to/from paddock, stall and/or ring. Instructors will teach participants basic equitation including, but not limited to emotional regulation and self-care as well as basic horse knowledge, safety and handling. Expressive arts will be utilized to assist in learning and reinforcement of experiential learning.

–> Open to all genders, ages 9-12. Open to 6-8 participants.

–> No skill or previous experience required for attendance.

Cost

$100 for 5 sessions

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Dates & Times

This program is meets weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, for 6 weeks.

Wednesday, May 4 @3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, May 11 @3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, May 18 @3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, May 25 @3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, June 1 @3:30-5:30pm

~ more Summer and Fall dates coming soon ~

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to confirm registration!

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

AGILITY AND LIBERTY IN LIFE

Would you like to deepen your communication and working relationship with horses? You will have an opportunity to build trust, effective communication and have fun with horses.


The horse at liberty offers a unique experience of expressing freedom and choice. Out of all the prey animals, it was the horse’s curiosity which lead them to man over 3,000 years ago (Temple Grandin.) This unique relationship can offer profound experiences. How do we communicate with a 1,200 lb prey animal? How do we invite them to stay with us and how do we ask them to move away toward a desired goal?  How do we gain their trust? Ultimately the client asks how do I get a willing participant when we are not totally aligned? Something most effective leaders ask or intuitively do.  

In this course we will be introducing basic horse care (stall care and grooming) that we believe initiates the relationship of trust. Clients will work hands on with the horses under guided supervision in the pastures, barn and various arenas. Obstacles will be created in these controlled environments for the client to maneuver their horse through. We will have discussion groups before and after every session for goal setting and reflection. There will be observation time as well.

The culmination of our time together will be the client taking the horse at liberty through an obstacle course with the goal of being as far away from the horse as possible and still giving effective direction.

–> Open to all genders, ages 13-16. Open to 5-6 participants.

Cost

$100 for 6 sessions

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Dates & Times

This program is meets weekly on Mondays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, for 6 weeks.

Monday, May 2 @3:30-5:00pm

Monday, May 9 @3:30-5:00pm

Monday, May 16 @3:30-5:00pm

Monday, May 23 @3:30-5:00pm

Monday, June 6 @3:30-5:00pm

Monday, June 13 @3:30-5:00pm

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to confirm registration!

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

SUMMER 2022

YOUTH HORSE CONNECTIONS CAMP

Participants will learn basic ground centered skills to safely partner with a horse to greet, groom, and lead to/from paddock, stall and/or ring. Instructors will teach participants basic equitation including, but not limited to emotional regulation and self-care as well as basic horse knowledge, safety and handling. Expressive arts will be utilized to assist in learning and reinforcement of experiential learning.

–> No skill or previous experience required for attendance.

–> Genders and ages TBA. Open to 6 participants.

Cost

$500 for 6 sessions

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Dates & Times

Dates TBA

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to confirm registration!

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

LGBTQ+ FOR YOUTH & PARENTS

~ more details coming soon ~

–> Open to all genders and ages. Open to 6 youth participants, no parent limit.

Cost

$500 for all 3 sessions

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Dates & Times

YOUTH: Thursday, June 16 @9:30am-12pm

PARENTS: Friday, June 17 @9:30am-12pm

YOUTH & PARENTS: Saturday, June 18 @9:30am-12pm

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to confirm registration!

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

ART OF THE HORSE

Intermodal Art Therapy combines different modalities of expressive arts with traditional therapy to facilitate connection, clarity, and growth. Because many of the arts communicate non-verbally, they complement equine assisted therapies thereby allowing participants to have a unique opportunity to share connection where unable before.    

This workshop allows participants the opportunity use the expressive arts to connect with horses work on finding and grounding their authentic self. 

Participants will be given basic horsemanship skills to safely connect and work with horses on the ground. The workshop will be conducted primary outside, appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes must be worn. 

–> Open to all genders, ages 18+. Open to 6 participants.

–> No experience is necessary in the arts or horses. 

Cost

TBA

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Date & Time

Saturday, July 23 @9am-12pm

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to confirm registration!

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

FALL 2022

YOUTH HORSE CONNECTIONS GROUP

Participants will learn basic ground centered skills to safely partner with a horse to greet, groom, and lead to/from paddock, stall and/or ring. Instructors will teach participants basic equitation including, but not limited to emotional regulation and self-care as well as basic horse knowledge, safety and handling. Expressive arts will be utilized to assist in learning and reinforcement of experiential learning.

–> Genders and ages TBA. Open to 6 participants.

–> No skill or previous experience required for attendance.

Cost

$500 for 6 sessions

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Dates & Times

This program is meets weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, for 6 weeks.

Specific dates TBA

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to confirm registration!

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

AGILITY AND LIBERTY IN LIFE

Would you like to deepen your communication and working relationship with horses? You will have an opportunity to build trust, effective communication and have fun with horses.


The horse at liberty offers a unique experience of expressing freedom and choice. Out of all the prey animals, it was the horse’s curiosity which lead them to man over 3,000 years ago (Temple Grandin.) This unique relationship can offer profound experiences. How do we communicate with a 1,200 lb prey animal? How do we invite them to stay with us and how do we ask them to move away toward a desired goal? How do we gain their trust? Ultimately the client asks how do I get a willing participant when we are not totally aligned? Something most effective leaders ask or intuitively do.  

In this course we will be introducing basic horse care (stall care and grooming) that we believe initiates the relationship of trust. Clients will work hands on with the horses under guided supervision in the pastures, barn and various arenas. Obstacles will be created in these controlled environments for the client to maneuver their horse through. We will have discussion groups before and after every session for goal setting and reflection. There will be observation time as well.

The culmination of our time together will be the client taking the horse at liberty through an obstacle course with the goal of being as far away from the horse as possible and still giving effective direction.

–> Open to all genders, ages TBA. Open to 5-6 participants.

Cost

$500 for 6 sessions

Please specify on the registration form if you need financial assistance.

Dates & Times

This program is meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Specific dates TBA.

Register!

Please complete the following form for registration, specifying the program name, and our team will be in touch to confirm registration!

Please email office@moonrisetherapeutics.org if you have any questions.

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