“Mini” Workshops for
Social and Emotional Behavioral Enrichment

Today’s societal stress have an impact on youth, resulting in an over-stressed childhood. Social and Emotional Behavioral Enrichment is an equine-assisted workshops designed to develop, promote and strengthen critical social and emotional skills to help better cope with everyday stresses.

The amount of stress faced by youth today can seem overwhelming and can threaten their social and emotional well-being. Social and Emotional Behavioral Enrichment workshops are designed to teach children and teens, ages 10 to 15, coping skills to help better manage  everyday stresses.

Workshops feature our three therapy miniature horses Graham Cracker, Tater Tot and Mocha. These equine partners assist participants in practicing social-emotional skills. Workshop activities are based on the five competencies identified by Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.


Workshop 1: Your child will learn ways to identify emotions and implement healthy coping strategies in their day-to-day life while getting a chance to interact and are for mini- and standard-sized horses.

Workshop 2: Are your children not able to engage in as many activities due to Covid-19? Are they feeling lonely? Isolated? Come interact with a small group in a safe environment and make new friends while learning about boundaries and assertive communication.

Workshop 3: Have you ever heard of mindfulness? In a world of technology, gadgets and multi-tasking, mindfulness can help your child be more present, gain more self-confidence and engage more meaningfully. Horses are great teachers to learn these skills.

Workshop Dates:

Series 1:
– Workshop 1: Saturday, March 13, 2021: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Workshop 2: Saturday, April 10, 2021:  10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Workshop 3: Saturday, May 8, 2021:  10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Series 2:
– Workshop 1: Saturday, July 10, 2021: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Workshop 2: Saturday, August 14, 2021:  10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Workshop 3: Saturday, September 11, 2021:  10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshop Fees:
$60 per participant per workshop
$160 per participant per series – Save $20 for all three workshops!

What to Expect:
– Masks are required. Social distancing will be practiced.
– All activities are unmounted.
– Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required; no sandals, clogs or Crocs.
– Please bring a light snack and drink.

Group Workshops:
Workshops are available upon request for school groups and larger groups, up to 10 participants. These workshops may be hosted on-location or at Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship. Cost varies.

Fran Rowland, Program Director
(513) 831-7050


“It was fantastic and exceeded our expectations by far. I think the many tangible ways you taught the kids to consider their strengths and feelings and tactics to manage them was engaging and lasting.”
— Parent of participant

“The skills she learned will help her with her emotions and frustrations in all aspects of her life. The techniques taught will help her in most situations.”
— Parent of participant

Registration is currently closed. If you wish to be added to the waiting list for the September 2021 workshop, please email Fran Rowland, program director, at fran.rowland@ctrhequinetherapy.org

Meet your Equine Partners:

Graham Cracker


Tater Tot