Vision, Mission, Values (the “Spirit Song Way”)



Develop personal character in each student consistent with God’s unique, individual design, promoting 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. Achievement of our Vision is secured based on adoption of our Mission and Values Statements.



Provide opportunities for each student to gain insights into life’s challenges through interaction with equine partners, equipping each student with Christ-centered life skills, and guiding each student through a decision process to promote beneficial, personal changes in their lives.



Value the Partnership. Value partnership with the equine herd by understanding and respecting the nature of the equine and by preserving the herd dynamic. SS YEA! supports a safe environment for students, staff, and equines, respecting mutual needs for the wellbeing of all.
Value the Participant. Value the personality, creativeness, and opinions of each individual, staff, and academy participant in accomplishing the vision and mission of SS YEA!.
Value the Potential and the Possibilities. SS YEA! is a place that specializes in potential and possibilities. Our Equine partners help us learn to minimize pitfalls or problems.
Value the Process. Coaches/Instructors spend time with individual participants to discover not only what is on their minds, but what is in their hearts. This is accomplished through meaningful activities with specific equine herd members that are uniquely aligned to each individual’s learning needs.