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.
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.

The Stable Connection

at Rhapsody in Blue Stables

3695 Georgia Road

Wetumpka, AL 36092