Spirit Song serves children and adults in the important work of building interpersonal skills, improving communication, and providing invaluable insights that provide life-long benefits. Explore some of our most popular classes below, and when you’re ready, contact us for more information. Our horses – and our human staff – look forward to meeting you!
We identify thoughts, beliefs, and values which impact personal decision-making and behaviors. Our equine partners offer powerful feedback, leading participants to life-changing insights and a renewed sense of confidence and passion to pursue their goals and step into their purpose.
Spirit Song’s Professional Development programs and workshops offer a fresh perspective on career and business, and provide participants with a unique opportunity to assess their own work-life balance. Horses invite participants to step into authenticity, re-align their needs and goals and learn how to support their own well-being.
Team & Organizational Development
Spirit Song’s Team and Organizational Development programs and workshops provide opportunities for teams to evaluate and improve their performance and productivity. Activities with our equine partners allow teams to explore both the dysfunctions and positive aspects of their working relationship, which can lead to great overall improvements.
Our Mounted Program provides riding lessons that combine horseback riding with life-skill awareness and development. Students gain experience beyond basic riding skills; they learn all aspects of equine care and responsibility. Vital life skills, such as communication, leadership, and teamwork, gained in a training model provides life-long benefits.
Spirit Song Youth Equestrian Academy (SSYEA!) is a Christ-centered, 501(c)3 non-profit operation dedicated to equine-assisted life skills development in youth and adults. We serve both individuals and teams. Our staff has each personally witnessed the positive impact of developing equine-assisted life skills in our own lives and in the lives of our students and their families. While we continue to see these life skills grow and unfold, we focus our attention on teaching the insights we gave gained – and are still learning – to equip youth and adults of all ages.
We invite you to browse our site and get to know us a bit better. We welcome inquiries. We’d love to tell you about our work, what equine-assisted learning is, or share details about upcoming programs. So, if you have a question, contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
We Have An Incredible Team!
Together, our Senior Staff brings more than 125 years of professional experience in training horses and people! We share a love of horses and know first-hand what powerful transformation they can bring to people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. We understand that, with God, no human challenge is too big for a horse, and we’d love to work with you.
The Spirit Song Way
To develop the personal character in each student consistent with God’s unique, individual design. To promote self-acceptance, self-worth, and a true sense of belonging by providing equine-assisted learning experiences in which the spirit of a horse touches the spirit of the student, giving hope for a bright future.
Spirit Song has had a great impact in my daughter’s life as I have watched her grow from a shy, timid girl into a confident, strong, assured young lady. Her time at Spirit Song with these amazing instructors has formed a solid base of knowledge of the care and handling of horses. More importantly though, her character and heart have been carefully respected and encouraged.
What is Equine Experiential Education and Equine-Assisted Learning?
If learning by experience is the best teacher, then an educational experience involving equines is even more memorable. While we do teach horsemanship skills at Spirit Song Youth Equestrian Academy (SS YEA!), the emphasis of equine experiential education using equine-assisted learning is more about providing life skills and enhancing development through facilitated experiences with horses, both mounted and unmounted. Participants are actively engaged in targeted activities with horses that promote reflection and, consequently, insight.
The heart of the learning experience at SS YEA! is the horse/human connection. Solutions come from the participants, but knowledgeable facilitators with horses help guide the process. Because they are prey animals, horses, by necessity, are perceptive and acutely aware of the environment and all its elements; they are exquisitely responsive in the moment. We incorporate equine herd culture and dynamics and the prey/predator paradigm to highlight and address participant strengths and challenges. Inherent in the environment and social interactions, educational experiences with horses promote reflection that maximize engagement, participation, and, ultimately, learning.
How can you support Spirit Song’s amazing work? Glad you asked. There are a number of ways to get involved in our mission. We value our financial partners and offer several creative ways you can help us grow. Click the button below to explore our current opportunities.