Stallion Strides is an equine-based character building program that you will not find in any other public school in the district or country!! Working with horses in our on-site arena, students are given the opportunity to develop a healthy respect for these amazing animals and each other while creating great memories!
To provide all students the opportunity to strengthen character through this hands-on equine experience, by creating a positive and safe environment while promoting sensitivity, confidence, and independence.
Lessons focus on the following areas:
Grooming, feeding, or handling a horse allows kids to focus on something besides themselves. Caring for a horse also allows children to learn how to appropriately care for others.
Working with horses allows our students to interact in an environment that is very different from the classroom. This can create opportunities to build and/or repair friendships.
Horses look to us for safety and leadership through non-verbal communication. Students learn how body language and voice inflection can affect how a horse responds.
What happens during a Stallion Strides Session?
Students will complete three unique 30 minute sessions involving two students, one horse, and one professionally trained equine staff member. Safety is the number one priority. All work with horses is done on the ground and there is no riding in this program.
Who Can Participate?
The Strides program is open to all 1st-5th grade students. Sixth grade students may apply for the mentorship program. To be eligible, students must be in good academic standing, receive signed approval from their parent/guardian and submit a completed application. Sessions are broken up between the Fall and Spring.
As an arm of our stallion strong program, participation is voluntary. It is funded by grants, tax credits PTO support and community donations.