Journey’s at TRAILS Carolina, Boys Youth Program 10-14 and Equine Therapy

TRAILS Carolina Journey’s, Youth Program for Boys ages 10 -14 providing young boys with a empowering and nurturing environment. Equine Assisted Therapy is a primary component of working with our younger boys.

Online PR News – 01-February-2012 – – Woodbury Reports is pleased to announce on behalf of TRAILS Carolina the Journey’s, Youth Program for Boys ages 10 -14. It provides an empowering and nurturing environment for the young boys. The students experience a therapeutic adventure that combines individualized treatment, small groups, skilled therapists, school and flexible lengths of stay in our program. A primary component of the Journeys program is working with our equine therapy at TRAILS Carolina.

Equine Assisted Therapy is where the children learn about themselves, other people and interacting with the world. It's not about teaching the child riding or horse care skills and the children don't need any previous experience of horses. Children, even those with emotional or mental disorders, can often manage a horse more easily and more quickly than adults. Children accept things at face value and are more open to developing an equal relationship rather than trying to control it.

"For children with mental and emotional disorders the positive benefits of getting a horse to carry out these commands are often profound." says, Graham Shannonhouse, Executive Director of Trails Carolina. "Once children realize what they can achieve, their self-esteem increases in leaps and bounds. Imagine what it must feel like to lead a horse through an obstacle course, stopping and starting when you want to, when you usually find it difficult to concentrate, communicate or just stay in control?"

Designed for struggling adolescents ages 10 to 17, TRAILS Carolina integrates clinically sophisticated and research-based modalities including equine therapy (EAP), group and individual therapy with licensed therapists, structured academics with a certified teacher, and comprehensive family inclusion to provide students with an impactful experience that encourages and supports self-awareness and confidence and develops unique and effective tools to ensure continued post-program success.

To learn more information about TRAILS Carolina please visit the website at or contact admissions at 888-387-2457.

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