Our equine hospice program clinically designed for students with significant grief/loss issues, attachment problems, empathy deficits or other emotional disturbances.
Child/youth work with a small herd of horses with health problems that require specialized care.
They participate in all aspects of caring for the horses, from feeding, exercise and grooming and making health care decisions.
These activities help the students develop compassion, empathy, a sense of responsibility and a willingness to make personal sacrifices for the care and well-being of others. The focus of the hospice program is on helping the student develop skills and a healthy understanding of grief, loss and death. Kids who are struggling with grief or loss grow in their ability to manage these feelings in a healthy manner rather than becoming debilitated by them.