Unbridled Hope

Power Tools for Living - Equine Therapy Program

What does this do??


Unbridled Hope is YFC's new equine-assisted group experience, offered at Walk On Farm in Barrington.

The program uses the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model of equine-assisted therapy in which participants observe and interact with horses from the ground. (Horseback riding is not part of this program.) Unbridled Hope offers participants an experiential learning designed to strengthen social and emotional intelligence, increase resilience, improve coping skills, self-regulation, goal-setting, team building, conflict resolution and bullying awareness.

The 8-week program is open to high school students entering grades 9, 10 or 11 in the fall of 2018.

Summer 2018 - Power Tools for Living Program

Program Dates:  Fridays, June 22nd through August 10th  (8 weeks)

Cost:  No charge (the program is grant-funded)

Location:  Walk On Farm, 26665 W. Cuba Road in Barrington

Session Times:  Morning Group - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

                          Afternoon Group - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

                          Evening Group - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Session Date Notes
#1  Friday, June 22  Consent forms must be received prior to this date.
#2  Friday, June 29  
#3  Friday, July 6  
#4  Friday, July 13  
#5  Friday, July 20  
#6  Friday, July 27  
#7  Friday, August 3  Parent session (very important)
#8  Friday, August 10  

Each therapeutic session builds upon the previous session, so it is important to attend the entire 8-week series.

To register or learn more about the program, please contact Christine Spuhler, LCSW at (847) 748-0324 or Kate Lambie, LCPC at (847) 748-0417.