For several years South Winds Farm has offered a Life Management Skills Program in conjunction with our training for those interested. It has received exceptional and very enthusiastic responses from everyone involved.

We have seen the positive effects it has had on numerous individuals in every aspect of their lives from their attitudes and behavior at home, their work ethic and grades at school to their ability and willingness to communicate.  Our Life Management Skills Program is a fun and positive way to instill all of these qualities.

Psychologists have proven that the tools learned for basic riding skills are the same tools needed to build a successful life. As stated by Dr. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence...

"Emotional Intelligence includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal, and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness. These are the qualities that mark people who excel in real life." These are also the qualities learned from the horse.

With our horses our students have learned communication, confidence, responsibility, discipline, tenacity, persistence, initiative and an overall better attitude toward life. In our Life Management Skills Program, we take it a step further and teach the student how to use these characteristics learned from the horse and apply them to everyday life.

Our methods include positive enforcement, motivational conversations and a small weekly assignment that consists of helping the parents with the responsibilities at home. Even though this program is entirely voluntary, we are excited about reaching as many students possible and would love to extend our enthusiasm to you.

Rest assured this program is free of charge to any of those interested in participating. It is our way of helping our parents and our students toward a brighter future. We invite suggestions from everyone so that we can help each of you on an individual basis.


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