Come on in and have a seat in our corral – in the minis' own environment.
Enjoy the peacefulness that fills your heart with joy and your mind with calm.
Please come on in, have a seat, and pretend you don't even see the minis. It won't take long before they come over and introduce themselves to you. Once you and the minis get to know each other, enjoy feeding them and grooming them. It's the perfect time to have a quiet conversation with them as you're grooming them and softly talking to them.
Then you can walk them on their leads and give them a few commands before going through the obstacle course. It's a perfect time to focus on the list of life skills we'll give you.
When she first came to us, she was very tiny, could barely walk, had dreadlocks all over her, and she had so many knots on her tummy it was painful for her to walk. She wouldn't let anyone near her. We can only imagine what she went through. We were told she was a nine-month old foal. When our vet examined her, he told us she was two to three years old. He could tell by her teeth.
In the photo to the right, you can see the unshaved area on Sweetie's head by her eyes and above. She does not want anyone to comb her hair or touch her head where the scars of a chain against her head for a long time are.
You can also see the little girl talking to her as they are going through the obstacle course. She is giving Sweetie emotional support, telling her what a great job she did going through the tunnel.
When we recently shaved all three minis, we left hearts on each one. Sweetie has an all-heart necklace around her neck and a little heart above her tail, as you can see in the photo below.
In the photo to the left, Sweetie is once again getting encouragement about going through the Car Wash all by herself. The little girl is telling her she's going to take the lead off and she will meet her on the other side, that she knows Sweetie can do it! These kind words and actions, and the soft tone of her voice, are so powerful.
You can see the little girl's hair and feet still moving from running through by the purple Car Wash pool noodle, and you can see Sweetie is starting to go through on her own. The encouragement from Paul and the two little girls to join them is powerful for Sweetie. And notice the body language of Paul and the little girl by Paul in the photo to the right. Sweetie sees and feels the body language, not just verbal encouragement. Look at the little girl's hand with her fingers all stretched out with excitement that Sweetie is coming and Paul's posture from standing to bending in an encouraging way.
Encouraging Sweetie to go through the Car Wash at liberty is powerful for Sweetie's confidence.
my Goodness, check out these little cowgirls' boots!
Special Moments of a Growing Relationship
with Horse and Human Bond
Each time you visit with the minis, your relationship with each mini grows deeper. You'll learn about the personality of each individual horse and how horses communicate with each other and with humans. You will experience the love and appreciation the minis silently tell you about in their own language.
As you watch this video, feel the tenderness of this relationship between human and horse.
VISITS IN THE CORRAL
AUTISM EVENTS AT THE CORRAL
Our Autism Events are Lighthearted and Fun...
Horses can play a powerful role in improving our physical and mental health
One thing to always remember about horses: They are always positive, and they don’t judge like humans; however, they mirror back the human mood, what you are feeling. They are the best readers of body language, and you can’t fool them. They don’t lie, and they have no hidden agendas.
Build confidence by taking a mini horse through our obstacle course. We make our events fun, colorful, and just a really good time.
Every Horse Needs a Job
All equine assisted activities are very important for the horses. They thrive on the stimulation of all activities and human interaction.
around horses changes human brainwaves.
CHANGING LIVES BY ENRICHING HEARTS
PLAN YOUR DAY IN THE CORRAL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
YOUR NEXT GATHERING
OR EVENT MEMORABLE IN THE CORRAL!
Protective toe-covered shoes must be worn before entering the corral. Horses can step on your feet.
These four main rules and reasons for the rule must be memorized and repeated to us before you enter our corral, along with your signed agreement form.
Never stand behind a horse. Horses cannot see behind them, so they may want to kick to have their space.
Horses can step on your feet. Horses cannot see directly under them. Always watch where your feet are when you are around a horse. And it really hurts if they step on your feet.
"Never" put your fingers by a horse’s mouth. Horses like to eat everything.
Never yell or scream near the horse's ears, run quickly at them, or make sudden movements. It startles them. Horses are a fight or flight animal. When a horse is startled or scared, their natural reaction is to run. Always be cautious and considerate of the horse becoming startled.
• Horses have four main blind spots: directly in front of them, directly below them, directly above them, or behind them. This is because their eyes are on the sides of their face, not like ours on the front of our faces. Horses have to move their head if they want to see any of these blind spots. They can do it quickly when you don't expect it, and that action can hurt you.
• Because horses cannot see directly in front of them or behind them, that is why we always approach a horse in a diagonal line and speak softly to them, so they know where we are.
• Always speak softly to them and touch them softly so they know where you are when you are approaching or near them.
We occasionally take photos or videos during visits to use in our marketing. By entering our corral, you consent to the use of your photograph on this form, your image, and/or voice for promotional purposes without consideration or compensation, including all minors in your group. Thank you for your cooperation.