The Spirit Horse Program moved to it's home base in Portugal Cove in 2015. The vision of the services is aimed at enhancing the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses. People will gain a sense of meaning, purpose, self-worth and belonging through use of the horse. Through being with and caring for this creature people will learn the power of themselves as a caring and needed individual. People will feel self-confident and empowered to achieve recovery. At SPIRIT Horse- Stable Life we are focused on providing interactive horse experiences from the ground up working side by side with the horse.
In 2016 Stable Life Inc was created. Stable Life Inc. is a registered not for profit organization mandated to support people with mental illness through the provision of an Equine Assisted Program for the purpose of offering alternative ways of living a recovery based life. The organization will provide children, youth and adults the tools to learn coping skills for themselves.
The objectives of Stable Life Inc. are:
- Developing and providing projects for children, youth and adults with mental illness.
- Developing and providing projects that get people talking about mental illness and fight stigma.
- Developing volunteers to support the projects.
- Working with other not for profit organizations to identify individuals and groups who can benefit from the projects.
- Raising funds and applying for grants in support of projects.
- Managing the organization
- To solicit, receive and accept funds by gift, bequest or otherwise and apply these funds to the functioning of Stable Life Inc.
Stable Life Inc.'s Mission Statement is to foster recovery and wellness with the help of a professional team using the Equine Assisted Program. To provide a safe place that offers children, youth, adults and groups the opportunity to move forward in life through interaction with the horse.