Space is Limited

Pivotal Movements accepts a limited number of riding students per year as yet another way to offer opportunities for interaction and growth. Not sure which service is best for you or your client? Call us, and together we can determine the best solution for your specific need(s).

Creating Positive Change

"With the guidance and wonderful Pivotal Movement team, over twenty of my students have experienced lessons that went beyond what I can teach in the classroom. They have grown as individuals, which has positively impacted relationships, accountability, and mindset." - Jeanne Cline, Resource Teacher at Custer County District High School

Equine Assistant Learning

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) - An educational experience that incorporates horses for growth and learning in individual or group setting. Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with horses and then discussing thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and patterns.

  • Effective for clients with or without a mental health diagnoses wanting to focus on developing life skills
  • Ideal for individuals, couples, families, groups and schools
  • Clients work with an equine specialist and one or more horses in each session
  • All sessions are ground work. Clients do not ride the horses, but do many experiential activities with them
  • Sessions last approximately 1.5 hours for an individual session/group sessions are typically 2-6 hours depending on the subject.
  • Cost per session is $80.00/private session or $45.00/person for group sessions
  • Insurance typically does not cover these sessions

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Partnerships

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) - Therapeutic model that incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning.  It is a collaborative effort between a mental health professional and a horse professional working with clients, individually or in groups, and horses to address treatment goals.

  • Effective for clients with a mental health diagnoses
  • Ideal for individuals, couples and families
  • Clients work with a licensed therapist, equine specialist and one or more horses in each session
  • All sessions are ground work.  Clients do not ride the horses, but do many experiential activities with them
  • Sessions last approximately 1.5 hours
  • Cost per session ranges between $95.00 and $185.00
  • Insurances may cover or partially cover sessions

Riding for Emotional Growth

Riding for Emotional Growth is not about equitation, horse shows, or year end points. It’s about metaphorical learning, using activities with horses – on the ground or in the saddle – to promote awareness and then relate that learning to life beyond the barn. Our goal is to teach communication, trust, responsibility, partnership, and empathy. Within the philosophy of our riding program, the outward expression of these principles is a responsible, considerate equestrian who rides with grace, balance, and sensitivity.

  • Effective for clients with or without a mental health diagnoses
  • Clients work with an equine specialist and one horse in each session
  • Most sessions are in the saddle. Clients do ride the majority of the time
  • Sessions last approximately 1.5 hours
  • Cost per session is $80.00/private or $45.00/person for group sessions
  • Insurance typically does not cover these sessions

Private Lessons

Pivotal Movements accepts a limited number of riding students per year that are interested in working on specifics such as equitation, preparing for horse shows or specific events. Our instructors specialize in the basics of riding, ground work, western pleasure and equitation, english pleasure and equitation, reining, and beginning and intermediate jumping. It is recommended you have your own horse, however, if one is available Pivotal Movements can provide one for you for an additional cost.

  • Sessions last approx 1 - 1.5 hours
  • Cost per session is $60.00/private or $35.00/person for group sessions
  • Not covered by insurance

Working with and Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Families

Program offered on a case-by-case basis.

Workshops

Workshops are offered throughout the year. Space is limited.

  • Parenting
  • Healing for Women (age 20 and older)
  • Healing for Men (age 20 and older)
  • Power Tools for Life (ages 16-21)
  • Horse Powered Reading
    • K-5 Reading Level
    • Middle School Reading
    • Secondary
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Eagala Certified Practioner

The Eagala Model is a distinct experience-based, team-approach framework designed to empower clients to analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions through personal and physical experiences. For more information visit: eagala.org