Standing Tall Life Skills Program, Inc.

Mailing Address: Attn: Michelle Salazar, President, 116 Flossmoor Circle 

Crossville, TN 38558

931-200-2195 or 931-484-0110

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The Standing Tall Life Skills Program addresses the needs of youth (and adults) who are experiencing social, emotional or physical 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.


Making A Difference in the Community



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.


Developing Relationships

The Program promotes personal empowerment by introducing practical and fun exercises in:

  • Verbal communication

  • Non-verbal communication

  • Listening and following directions

  • Conflict resolution and problem solving

  • Teamwork

  • 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.

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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"

Winston Churchill


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