Our Programs

 
 

stable moments

The Stable Moments program seeks to improve the quality of life for those foster and adoptive youth in our community. 

Stable Moments pairs one participant with one horse and one mentor for 10 months. For an hour per week, this team works on equine facilitated learning activities. Teaching these children how to communicate with their horse through body language, energy and pressure lets them develop a greater capacity for empathy, social- and self-awareness. As these youth get comfortable in their routine with their mentors and horse, their willingness to apply themselves improves. This success eventually translates to home, school and community settings.

Children who have suffered abuse and neglect have good reason to be untrusting of people, especially those in authority or care roles. For these children, the horse provides an alternative being with whom they can achieve a partnership through trust. This type of relationship—which is often foreign to these children—can be the beginning of building more stable connections with other humans, hence the name Stable Moments.

The Stable Moments mentorship model runs through the school year August to May with open enrollment running May to December. Click the button to the right to learn more.

Summer camps

SHEM looks forward to providing summer camp activities in 2019. Last year’s camp had a busy schedule including classes on horse care, riding lessons, creative projects, teamwork challenges, morning yoga, and much more! 

**DISCLAIMER: Our overnight camps are a true, challenging "camping" experience. Campers will be challenged with long, hot days with a lot of physical activity.  Campers will sleep in the barn every night in a hammock and mosquito net. Adequate rest, privacy, and allotment for personal needs will be provided, however facilities are limited and we consider this part of the experience! Campers will not have access to cell phones and will be encouraged to "simplify" and "rough it" together! 

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Eligablity

Foster and Adoptive youth ages 12-18

Availability

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays

Location

Safe Haven Farm

Cost

$160 per Month
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Equine education clinics

We provide short term educational clinics on an as needed basis. If you have recommendations for our next clinic, shoot us an email at hello@SafeHavenEM.com !

Eligablity

Young men and women, age 12-18

Availability

TBA 

Location

Safe Haven Farm

Cost

TBA