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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 including 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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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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Grace

I've been really drawn toward the word “Grace” for the last several months. Often when I'm drawn to a word, I start with looking up the definition of it.  Interestingly, I found a variety of definitions and almost none of them really fit what I was looking for or expected. To me Grace is more of a concept, a way of being, than a word that could be summarized as a noun or verb. My interpretation of Grace is this, giving others (and myself) time, space and acceptance (here's the most important part….) without judgement.   

 

Horses are living, breathing examples of this way of “being”. They wait patiently for us to figure things out. I've made more mistakes than I can count with my own horses, from giving them the wrong cue and then being frustrated that they didn't do what I wanted rather than what I actually asked, to my not paying as close attention to them as I could. They show up with open hearts and love me regardless of my shortcomings. 

 

Wouldn't it be an amazing world if we could all do that for each other and ourselves?  We are often quick to judge others, rather than give them the benefit of the doubt. And we too quickly self-criticize for any missteps we take. 

 

I invite you to pause and feel Grace as you walk through your day today.  Sharing moments of grace is a way we can connect and inspire each other.  If you feel inclined, please email your story of grace to: kathys@courageous-connections.org I’d love to hear them and I’m sure others will too!

 

In Gratitude & Grace,

 

Kathy

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