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Welcome to
Dare To Dream, Inc.

Austin Colorado's Non-Profit Equine Assisted Learning Center

Mission: To assist veterans, first responders, foster children, at-risk youth, and others with special needs through the healing power of equines.

Vision: To create an environment that encourages everyone to feel safe, accomplished, and confident. 


What is Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine Assisted Learning is a powerful and effective approach to personal growth.  Horses can assist us with learning trust, respect, self-worth, communication, and so much more.

Horses are highly attuned to their environment and are sensitive to people’s emotions. Horses can sense a person’s feelings instantly and give feedback such as moving toward or away from the client.  Horses have the innate ability to support people as they overcome fear and generate self-confidence for real-life situations. They are unbiased and non-judgmental, responding only to a person’s intent and behavior.

Benefits of Equine Assisted Learning

Some of the Benefits of Equine-Assisted Learning

  • Team-building

  • Leadership development

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

  • Decision making

  • Creativity

  • Confidence

  • Self-esteem

  • Communication skills

  • Self-awareness

  • Relaxation

  • Empowerment

  • Interpersonal relationships

  • Self-control

  • Focus & concentration

By including horses in uniquely designed learning exercises, an equine-assisted coach will guide participants through these exercises, followed by a discussion of each experience.  Participants will come away from each session with the tools needed to achieve their personal growth goals.

Equine Assisted Learning also benefits participants with disabilities.  Aside from the emotional benefits, there are physical benefits as well.  Being mounted on a horse improves posture.  Our certified Yoga instructor assists with gentle stretches and other exercises enhance motor skills.

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