Our Vision
 

Equine-Involved opportunities utilizing Arabian and Half-Arabian horses and valued as a resource for youth growth, development, and success into adulthood. There are numerous benefits of being around horses and an agricultural environment for people of all ages and various socio-economic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. Some of those benefits include:

  • Promoting confidence and expertise needed to excel in a workplace environment

  • Increasing creative thinking and critical thinking

  • Helping with decision-making and problem-solving

  • Improving communication and interpersonal skills

  • Developing self-awareness and empathy

  • Gaining skills for coping with emotions and high-stress situations

Our Mission
 
It is our goal to partner with families, governments, civic clubs, academic organizations including schools and universities to employ engaging Equine-Involved opportunities with Arabian and Half-Arabian horses that teach and instill developmental assets and provide academic enhancement resulting in positive development academically, socially, and emotionally.
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We Value
 
  • Unconventional Experiences: We utilize experiential learning via the modalities of learning – visual, auditory, kinesthetic - in cooperation with other stakeholders, academic institutions, various organizations, and families with a variety of perspectives and experiences designed to impart positive growth in youth
  • Openmindedness: We strive to understand each participant's background, socio-economic and cultural diversity, opportunity, justice, and power in order to eliminate barriers, recognize strengths, and meet the needs of all.
  • Inquisitiveness: We give meaning, purpose, and realized benefits to learning and participants are inspired to self-initiate learning opportunities beyond the equine environment.​
  • Youth focus: Positive youth growth and development that leads to thriving adulthood is the ultimate purpose of all we do.
  • Relationships: We strive to build respectful, developmental, and cross-cultural relationships that enjoy confident freedom to communicate and share feelings, emotions, hopes, and aspirations mutually as well as fears, reservations, and hesitations.
  • Horses: We remain attentive to the mental and physical needs of our Arabian horses that participate in the program's activities, protect them from inappropriate handling and/or treatment, and are grateful to be involved with these kind creatures that can facilitate a better quality of life as they teach human partners.
  • Proven methodology: Our programs are grounded in high-quality research, peer-reviewed and published studies, industry-related best practices, and proven techniques that best contribute to positive growth and development for individuals of all ages.
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The Stable Connection

at Rhapsody in Blue Stables

3695 Georgia Road

Wetumpka, AL 36092

251-454-2761

TSCatRBS@gmail.com