WHAT IS STANDING TALL?
The Standing Tall Life Skills Program addresses the needs of youth (and adults) who are experiencing social and emotional challenges in their daily life. We provide a positive and safe equestrian environment to empower students with social life skills and coping skills that help them build self-awareness and self-esteem. Our students care for the horses and a natural bond of trust and acceptance occurs. This is a holistic program to address the needs of the Body, Mind and Spirit. Our goal is for our students to incorporate their skills to improve relationships and build a stronger community.
Our Classes will be held at Wildwood Stable at 1450 Westchester Drive, Crossville, TN.
Class 1- Saturdays - March 21- April 25
Class 2 -Saturdays - May 2-30
Class 3- Thursdays -June 6 - July 18
Class 4 - Thursdays - July 9-August 13
Class 5- Saturdays -July 25- August 29
Class 6- Saturday - September 5 - October 11
Class 7 Saturday - October 17- November 20
The program is 100 per cent free for the participants! Go to Student Page to get application.
STANDING TALL PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
Making A Difference in the Community
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Body, Mind and Spirit
Students are introduced to the ancient art of Yoga and Meditation. The physical benefits include strengthening muscles and improving balance needed for riding a horse. Students learn deep breathing to calm their body and mind so they may reduce stress and anxiety anywhere, anytime.
BUILDING SOCIAL SKILLS
The Program promotes personal empowerment by introducing practical and fun exercises in:
Listening and following directions
Conflict resolution and problem solving
Self-Confidence and independence
Students learn valuable lessons from the horses. The life skills exercises help them build self-confidence to improve relationships within their immediate family and community. We strive to make a difference and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Reinforcing our Commitment
An important part of our program is the special time participants spend with our horses.
Students learn how to:
Bond and connect with horses to build relationships with people
Give and receive trust from horses and people
Groom horses to promote self-care and caring for others
Partner with horses and people to accomplish team goals
Proudly participate with confidence in the independent Trail Ride
Students and volunteers become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man"