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Stable Moments was founded in November of 2014 with a goal of positively impacting the life course of foster and adopted youth who have experienced early developmental trauma.
We accomplish our mission by engaging children in a weekly mentorship program where they achieve individualized life goals through equine facilitated learning. Children in the program meet one-on-one with a trained, committed mentor and horse each week for 10 months out of the year, working through a customized plan of care.
While children exposed to foster care are often "therapied" out, and are wary of being treated as an object for analysis, kids in our program are actively engaged in equine facilitated activities that are not only therapeutic, but also challenging and fun. It is the unique relational nature of horses as prey animals that makes them hypervigilant and sensitive to the emotions and needs of these children. Development of life skills such as self-esteem, responsibility, emotional awareness, regulation, occupational skills, confidence and healthy boundaries, allow the children in our program to become successful at home, school, the workplace, and in their communities.