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.
We do not provide professional counseling or therapeutic horse riding.
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"
Standing Tall Testimonies
Jake - Student
Thank you all for teaching me how to ride horses and teaching me how to improve myself in a better way. I really appreciate it.
Eli - Student
We can fight off bullying and have confidence. I always struggled with that, but Daisey helped me take that off my mind and concentrate on nature and the horse.
I learned, I am in control.
Family Member of a Student
My grandson told me that he doesn’t ever remember being this happy. He came from not wanting to attend school, to moving here and not missing one day and making straight A’s! This class helped him learn how to better handle and diffuse situations and gave him extra self-confidence. Boundaries were a big thing for him to learn how to explain to others to stay away when bothered.
AJ - Student
I gained happiness from helping everyone. The program will help them make it in life.
Here at Standing Tall Life Skills Program, Inc., we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2018, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements in the evaluations of our students. Our Students leave with a toolbox of social skills to help them be successful in life. The self confidence and leadership they display is the scale of the effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!