New Beginnings

New Beginnings is an exciting new program that Horse Haven Montana will be launching soon to create, cultivate and inspire the unique relationship and partnership, the equine/human bond that can occur between rescue horses and children, teens and young adults who may come from similarly challenged backgrounds.  Others may experience learning difficulties or hurdles with other social skills, a dysfunctional family situation or an environment marked by abuse or neglect.  We have seen on many occasions and instances where the interaction with a horse or mule, although we work more with horses, can have a dramatic and positive impact.

New Friends #1 With specialized training in Equine Assisted Learning, also sometimes referred to as Equine Experiential Education, Horse Haven Montana will offer special sessions that pair youth with horses and help to encourage the unique relationship that can be built between a 1000lb. animal and a young person.  Many of our horses come from a past that may include neglect, abuse, or some other less than positive environment.  Some may simply find themselves in need of a new home.  The same may be true for many young people.  But the relationship that a young person can build with a horse — non-judgmental, honest, based upon trust, leadership and non-verbal communication, can be life-changing.  From this unique human/animal relationship, incredible experiences may emerge.  Andy, learning to ride on his soon to be adopted horse MaverickAs members of the Equine Experiential Education Association, we are committed to this unique partnership/relationship process and will soon be certified in equine assisted learning or equine experiential education.  The individual sessions between a horse and youth and on some occasions working in small groups, will have a relatively small fee associated with them.  As foundation and grant support as well as donations to the program grow, we hope to keep the fees for participation as low as possible.  Eventually, w hope to be able to offer scholarships as well in order to make the program as accessible as possible to as many people as possible who would benefit.dutchess-molly-mule-and-jr-e1494822714211.jpg

If you would like to learn more about the program, make plans to participate in the near future, or donate to New Beginnings, please contact us by email: info@horsehavenmt.org or jrt@montana.com.  Mobile phone is 406-880-0683.  Donations can be made online through Paypal, or by check to:

Horse Haven Montana
New Beginnings
PO Box 599
Frenchtown, MT  59834 

Horse Haven Montana founder/director, Janet Rose is proud to be a member of the Equine Experiential Education Association and is in the process of becoming certified in Equine Assisted Learning.
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