Equine Therapy

Teenage boy petting horseStillwater Academy has years of experience helping horses and students find peace and security in their lives. Working with horses provides students unparalleled opportunities to see how their behavior affects others. Lessons learned working with horses helps to amplify progress made in other areas of treatment.

Troubled teen girls and a horseStillwater staff and students apply the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program to establish a trusting relationship with the horses. The Parelli system is an evidenced-based human and horse training system recognized the world over as the leader in humane horse/human relationship building.

This process provides a powerful metaphor for Stillwater students. Through it, they gain a sense of their self-worth, learn to conquer challenges/fears, how to have healthy relationships, and gain tools that help them in all areas of their lives.

Ways Working With Horses Helps Teens

Video: Turnabout's Philosophy of Change

Watch 13 minutes of a real parent seminar as our executive director Lee Caldwell brings about an amazing change in an untrained horse to illustrate how our treatment approach works. Watch Video

A Few Photos from the Ranch

As part of Equine therapy, students help to gentle and imprint baby horses As part of Equine therapy, students clean out a horses hooves. A Student Learning to ride a horse at Clementine Farms Working is also part of learning at the ranch. Turnabout students stack hay for the horses

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Turnabout Stillwater Academy: Equine Therapy