Horses for Healing

     Equine Assisted Intervention

              Summer Program

Horses for Healing is in its fifth year as an outstanding program for children and teens, 12- 17 years old. The two week program runs Monday - Thursday, 9:30-2:30pm and is held at beautiful Sunset Hill Farm, Redding CT.

Each morning, participants have an hour riding time and an hour in the barn working on horsemanship skills such as leading, grooming, bathing, and tacking the horse. 

If possible, equine professionals are scheduled throughout the two weeks. Students enjoy watching the blacksmith, dentist, or veterinarian at work.

After lunch, a variety of other fun holistic interventions are experienced such as a drumming circle, yoga, or sound therapy.

For residential treatment facilities and agencies only.

Group size is limited to six participants.

$250/participant/week

Dogs for Healing

     Canine Assisted intervention

               Summer Program

Dogs for Healing is modeled after the successful Horses for Healing program. This is a dog lover's dream come true for children and teens, 12 -17 years old! The two week program meets Monday - Thursday, 9:30-2:30pm at the AaTs Center in Milford except when we are out and about in the community.

Mornings include a hike or walk with our credentialed AaTs Therapy Dogs, learning the basics of dog training, or taking the dogs on a therapy visit.

After lunch a variety of activities provide an afternoon of fun and adventure. These may include exploring other holistic interventions such as baking healthy treats for the dogs (or humans!) in our kitchen, art, music, drumming, yoga, or sound therapy/meditation. 

The program is available to residential treatment facilities and agencies only.

Group size is limited to six participants.

$250/participant/week