Operation1Stride is an Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Program provided FREE to Veterans & First Responders that will help participants to:
- Build Trust
- Reduce Stress
- Increase Confidence
- Expand Self-Awareness
- Improve Self-Esteem
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) offers the opportunity to interact with horses in an authentic relationship through guided activities. Horses offer direct, honest, and instant feedback, which often allows us to find new ways to better understand ourselves and others. In each session, you will engage in structured unmounted activities with your horse. This is an exciting program and experience that we are honored to share!
The program will take place at InStride Ranch which is located at 1629 Ranch Road in Nokomis, Florida. No previous experience with horses is necessary to realize these benefits. The program meets once a week for 6 weeks to include an Orientation that takes place the Monday prior to the program start. This Orientation is required as a part of the Operation1Stride Program to include staff introductions, barn tour and safety review.
- Dress appropriately for the weather. Sunscreen & a hat are recommended.
- Comfortable, closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes or barn boots are preferred, please no Crocs or sandals)
- Long pants or shorts of an appropriate length (please no short shorts)
- No dangling jewelry (especially earrings)
Space is limited with each session, so please fill-out the form below to start the registration process. We look forward to seeing you at Operation 1Stride.