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Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Questions about PATH to Success?

Why Horses?

Horses are sensitive to people's emotions, body language and intents, and respond accordingly. The nature of the horse, children's interest in communicating with horses and the dynamic interactions that occur between them, facilitate the development of children's self and social awareness, behavioral and emotional control, assertiveness, communication skills, optimistic thinking and leadership skills.

Will my child benefit from PATH to Success?

Prevention specialists agree that all children benefit from enhanced social competence, better coping skills and reduced stress. In addition, our experience suggests that the program may be especially helpful for children currently experiencing stress, as well as those experiencing adjustment problems or psychosomatic health complaints.

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