Agape Programs: Miracles happen every day. 

Our programs are designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups. Lessons are facilitated by PATH certified instructors to inspire emotional, cognitive, social, and physical growth through interactive and engaging activities with horses.

Adaptive Services

For individuals and families, these services enhance the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with disabilities by teaching horsemanship skills.

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Equine Facilitated Learning

For groups, EFL is an educational approach that facilitates the development of critical life skills. EFL programs have on and offsite options for our partner organizations.

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Unbridled Leadership

Great for teams, our leadership development programs facilitate both personal and team growth through unique activities and experiences with our horses.

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One Time Experiences

Not soon to be forgotten, our one time experiences are adaptable to all ages and provide fun, interactive, engaging activities with our furry friends.

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Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding is mounted horseback riding for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with disabilities through the teaching of horsemanship skills. There are many wonderful benefits to therapeutic riding:

improved strength

Promotes Strength

improved flexibility

Increases Flexibility

improved balance

Develops Balance

Improves Coordination

Improves Coordination

helps breathing

Helps Breathing

helps circulation

Improves Coping Skills

builds confidence

Builds Self-Confidence

builds self esteem

Improves Social Skills

Who Can Ride?

Minimum riding age is 4. We are able to work with a wide range of disabilities.  Common diagnoses include (but are not limited to):

  • Autism, ADD/ADHD
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy, PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ODD
  • Ambulatory/orthopedic challenges
  • Down Syndrome

Before participating, individuals need to consult with their physician. PATH Intl. riding centers require each prospective rider to present a complete medical history and a signed physician’s statement prior to a therapeutic riding session. We will help you all along the way though.

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Carriage Driving

Carriage driving offers participants the rewards of interacting with a horse or pony while driving from a carriage – either in the carriage seat or in their own wheelchair. Driving is particularly beneficial for individuals who may not be able to ride due to balance, strength, or weight. A few of the wonderful benefits of carriage driving include:

improved strength

Improvement with both fine & gross motor skills

improved flexibility

Knowledge of horse safety, harnessing and driving skills

improved balance

Utilizes teamwork and communication skills

Improves Coordination

Opens up the world of horses to those unable to ride

Who Can Drive?

Minimum driving age is 4 years old. Before participating, individuals need to consult with their physician. PATH Intl. riding centers require each prospective driving student to present a complete medical history and a signed physician’s statement prior to a carriage driving lesson. We will help you all along the way though. If you are interested in driving, just start by clicking the button below.

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Stirrup Success

For groups of 5-20 participants, Stirrup Success is an Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) program. Weekly lessons include unique and engaging activities with horses that teach character development and reinforce life skills  such as communication, confidence, emotional identification and regulation, teamwork, trust, respect, responsibility, integrity, and perseverance. Stirrup Success is great for organizations such as:

Agape School Programs

Schools

Group

Community Centers

Agape Programs for Hospitals

Hospitals

Brain

Mental Health Centers

Agape Programs for Churches

Churches

Programs for Summer and After School groups

Summer & After-school Groups

Participants in Stirrup Success range from 4 years old and up.  We collaborate with you to establish specific goals that are most important to your group.  The primary areas of developmental focus relate to social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth.  We also have academic enrichment tracks for those interested in focusing on math and literacy. Finally, we offer both a mobile programming option, as well as on-site at our stable.

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Memory Lane

Memory Lane is an Equine Facilitated Learning program designed for aging adults. While we typically bring miniature horses to you, partner organizations can also visit Agape. Memory Lane focuses on improving the quality of life for aging adults in the following ways:

improved strength

Improve cognitive skills

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Socialization

improved strength

Mobility and strength

builds self esteem

Confidence

Who is Memory Lane for?

Memory Lane is specially designed for aging adults, particularly adults diagnosed with the following:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias

  • Autism

  • MS

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Other physical or mental challenges.

This program is great for the following types of groups and organizations:

  • Adult Day Service Centers

  • Community Centers

  • Senior Care Facilities

  • Health and Rehab Facilities

  • Churches

Ready to start going down Memory Lane with us? Inquire Today

Unbridled Leadership

Our leadership and team-building workshops utilize the power of the horse to generate opportunities for significant, tangible change in individual and team performance.

We conduct a goal-setting meeting prior to the visit to establish the primary goals with the group leaders.

Our professional staff is certified to facilitate both the activities sessions with our horses in a safe environment, as well as facilitate evaluation and reflection sessions.

Horses are uniquely attuned to their environment, and to everyone in it. They are continually assessing leadership and communication skills in the people they encounter, and then respond honestly and without hesitation to that information. For this reason, they are invaluable resources in regards to professional development.

Unbridled leadership is great for groups who wish to accomplish goals such as:
  • Improve Communication
  • Increase trust
  • Conflict transformation
  • Adapting to change
  • Increase Emotional Intelligence
  • Understand strengths & personality styles
  • Understand roles & team dynamics
  • High performance & productivity
Do you want an innovative approach to overcoming team challenges and developing emotionally intelligent team players?
Unbridled Leadership is great for corporate teams, Board of Directors, leadership teams for small businesses and nonprofit organizations, educators, administrators….really anyone.

Corporate Leadership

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Youth Leadership Workshops

We believe teaching servant leadership is important at all ages.

Agape Youth Leadership Goals

Using our Unbridled Leadership program as a foundation, we have applied foundations of youth leadership to teach the following principles:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self Awareness
  • Awareness of Others
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Coping and Conflict

Agape Youth Leadership for Groups

For young people between the ages of 13- 21, this is a great workshop for the following types of groups:

  • Church Youth Groups
  • Summer Camp Counselors/Youth Leaders
  • Summer Camps for Teens
  • Youth-Serving Organizations
  • School Groups and Classes
  • Juvenile Detention Centers

We provide open enrollment workshops through the year, but we often schedule groups as well. Like Unbridled Leadership, both half and full-day workshops are available. We can also facilitate Youth Leadership Workshops at your location with the support of two miniature horses.

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Agape Adventures

We invite you to explore our farm with your group! Meet our horses, visit with our chickens, take a hike in the woods, and explore the garden. With more than 13 acres to explore, there is plenty of space to dream and learn.

Is Agape Adventures for you?

Agape Adventures is a 3 to 4 hour field trip for groups of 5 to 30 students. Youth must be at least 4 years of age. This experience is great for school groups, community centers, churches, youth groups, and summer camp providers.

Optional field trip themes include:

 Literacy

 Math

 Science

 Teamwork

 Character Development

 Servant Leadership

 Vocation & Purpose

 Healthy Living

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Mobile Mini Visits

Able to travel to wherever you are by “mini” van, Agape miniature horses, staff and volunteers bring the fun to you. Our Mini Visits are unique experiences adaptable for all ages. A great option for those that cannot travel to Agape, our minis love to visit…

Agape serves hospitals

Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes

Agape serves camps

Camps

Agape parties

Birthday Parties

Agape School Programs

Schools

Agape Programs for Churches

Churches

Is a mobile Mini Visit for you?

Mobile mini visits are typically 2-3 hours long. We bring 2 miniature horses with a certified instructor and volunteer to provide interactive and engaging activities for participants. We can be inside or outside. We bring along all of the necessary supplies to have a blast and maintain a clean and safe environment. Our minis even have their own shoes so that your floors stay squeaky clean.

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