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Youth Horse Leader Program

 

Penny Lane Foal Rescue and Training Center offers youth, 5 years and older, opportunities to:

  • participate in weekly hour long lessons

  • work with horses from the safety of the ground

  • halter and lead horses through effective communication

  • develop respectful partnerships with horses 

  • learn to use approach and retreat techniques, pressure and release, repetition, voice commands, and body language to guide horses through various maneuvers

  • socialize and provide foundation skills for rescued foals

  • make a huge difference in the lives of rescued foals by giving them a second chance at a wonderful life

  • become an advocate and ambassador for responsible horse ownership, horsemanship, and humane treatment of New Mexico's horses

Benefits of Working with Horses

 

Our Youth Horse Leaders who engage regularly with horses experience increases in:

 

  • Personal responsibility

  • Respect

  • Communication skills

  • Focus

  • Executive functioning skills for analyzing, planning, and completing tasks

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Capacity for compassion and empathy

  • Relationship and friendship skills

  • Self-management skills

  • Confidence, resilience, and self-esteem

 

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