The expressive arts program is a unique approach suited to cultivating an awareness of and participatory experience into classical horsemanship, the creative process, and physical fitness; that encourages making connections to nature through outdoor programs and activities. Through an interactive approach to these activities, people of all ages will learn to inquire, explore, and synthesize concepts that are new and different. In the end this challenging experience hopes to engender growth both intellectually, physically, and creatively, while tapping into attitudes of compassion, discriminate thinking, and appreciation for nature, creativity, physical awareness and personal expression. Sequential lessons incorporate the equine and experimentally based instruction to assist in developing self esteem, better communication skills, self awareness, self expression training, and a continuing support group of positive role models and mentors for people working towards self-sufficient independence.
The opportunity to mentor the creative spirit starts with ourselves, and starts with playful encounters in self expression. Any introduction into healthy self expression is a victory in the field of personal growth. Setting up the experience in regard to privacy, safety, and within a trusting atmosphere, allows the participants to make personal discoveries and to give feedback.