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Equine Assisted Learning Programs

Building Life Skills. Building Resiliency.

Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA
Lazy J Ranch offers one of the top rated Equine Assisted Learning Programs in the world Equine Connection.
Equine Assisted Learning is a learner based educational experience where the Horses are the Teachers, and an effective approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth.
We have programs specially designed for youth-at-risk, men & women in crisis, and veterans and their families.

Who We Support & Help

& Their Families

These highly effective programs support veterans and/or their families to move forward in their lives by giving them the skills to help them gain resiliency and also to help make the transition easier from military life to civilian life.

Women and Men In Crisis

These life-changing programs are designed to help empower women and men in their life journeys, helping them to move forward with confidence and reclaim their power by building critical life skills that are paralleled back to their own worlds in a safe and unique environment!

Youth At Risk

These programs help our youth at risk to build an armor of skills so they know how to protect themselves and move forward with all that life throws at them and have self-awareness about their own behavior through the powerful teacher, the horse!

Additional Programs

Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA

Additional Programs

Horse Powered Reading

Horses helping students to become strong independent readers. Students interact with horses from the ground, while using toys and props to identify obstacles and learn five critical reading skills - phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension

Authentic You 

Women's Workshop

This workshop is specifically designed for women and will help you gain confidence in who you are and help you find what makes YOU special! You’ll leave feeling confident, empowered, and inspired.

Professional Development


Team Building

Our team building programs gives team members tools and strategies to work together effectively, make better decisions and resolve business issues. Helping teams to move through the blockages improving communication, knowledge, loyalty, productivity and ultimately, your bottom line.

Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA

Why Do We Work With Horses?

The single most asked question is, why do we work with horses?


Nature provides horses with instincts and senses that are very astute. For their mere survival, a wild horse must be aware of their surroundings and quick to react. They watch for the slightest movement, especially threatening body posture. Horses know how to discern the difference between a calm non-threatening approach and anxious, nervous energy; immediately identifying individuals struggling internally. 

When we can understand that they are sensitive to the stimulus of each participant, when they react to the stimulus through changes in their body language, participants must adjust their feelings and behaviors to work successfully with the horses. As facilitators listen to a horse’s non-verbal communication, together, they have the ability to walk participants through to finding life-altering change.

Participants are guided by the horses and facilitators to come to their own decisions and work on building life skills for where they are at right now! To move forward with their lives, to build skills and to truly tap into their potential!


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Lazy J Ranch Salisbury, MA

What Is Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine Assisted Learning is an approach to human development that encourages individual and team growth. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises while working with horses without venturing into Equine Therapy. These skill building programs have proven to be a powerful, positive educational program for participants - it just might change your life!

The focus is not on horsemanship, and there is no horseback riding involved, but rather are developed to develop life skills through validated, hands-on experiences. 

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