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Horse in Stable

Healing, learning & growing through experiences with horses.

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To promote the physical and emotional development of people of all ages and unique abilities through safe, therapeutic, outdoor experiences with horses.

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.

- Sharon Ralls Lemon -

Courageous Connections Equine Therapy

Proudly serving Snohomish County, Washington!

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Exciting Announcement!!

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These different programs offer participants, of all ages and abilities, a safe and unique opportunity to partner with horses while working from the ground.  Check out each of our programs below!

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What we hear from our volunteers:
'This is a life-changing experience'
We need your help! 
In addition to arena help, we also need help with a variety of other activities such as Newsletters, Social Media, Marketing, Fundraising, and Event Planning.  Please contact us to see how you can get involved. 

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We couldn't exist without our Donors.  Your donations provide scholarships to participants in need and help us care for our beautiful horses. Every dollar helps!  

Why Courageous Connections?

Learn about our foundational core values, our approach, & why horses

Thank you to our Community Donors!

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Message From The President

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Looking Ahead

One of my most favorite things about being involved with horses is that they continually give me insight and wisdom into how to navigate through my own life circumstances in more positive and joyful ways.  When I barrel raced, it didn't take long for me to realize that if I looked AT the barrel (that I wanted to avoid!) my horse would almost certainly run right into it because they usually go where you look!  When I work with horses from the ground, I remind myself to look ahead at where I want to go…not at their head or the ground or anywhere else.  It is confusing to horses when we look everywhere but where we actually want to go! 

 

What a perfect lesson for us to consider when walking through this thing we call 'life'!  Do we really want to focus our energy and attention on unwanted things, people or circumstances and potentially lead ourselves right TO that?  There is so much to be gained by Looking Ahead at where we WANT to go rather than at any obstacles that might be in our path.  Our lives would likely unfold in ways that bring us closer to the wanted outcomes rather than the unwanted. Our intentions are most clear when; our eyes are up, we are moving forward with confidence and LOOKING AHEAD.

 

With Grace & Gratitude,
Kathy

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