WHO WE SERVE

    1. Students | public/private schools and universities

    2. Christian groups | Churches, 501c3’s and ministries

    3. Assisted living | Dementia, Alzheimer’s patients

    4. Military | Active/reserves/veterans and families

    5. First-responders | Police, fire, EMT and emergency professionals

    6. Mental health community | Children, adolescents, adults and professionals

    7. Human trafficking | Trafficked survivors and domestic abuse victims

    8. Corporate sector | Leadership and team building exercises

FAITH STATEMENT

As believers in Jesus Christ, and the Gospel, John 10:10 pushes us to the why of hope and how of science. We believe in objective truth, Scripture and the Holy Spirit. We are the hands and feet of Jesus, wishing to be a light people run to, and we point people to Jesus.

Real happiness begins in a stable.

OUR VALUES

Hope Honesty Dignity Respect Integrity

OUR STORY

Post Monday March 23rd:
Week: 1 Hope: trading self worth for identity (Cora)
Ephesians 1:18 – I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.

Hope Honesty Respect Integrity Optimism Perseverance Dignity Endurance

Post Monday March 30th:
Week: 2 Honesty: accepting the truth even when it hurts (Stix)
Proverbs 12:17 - An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.

Post Monday April 6th:
Week: 3 Respect: cultivating the best in self and others (Coe)
Luke 6:31 - Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

Post Monday April 13th:
Week: 4 Integrity: staying devoted in the midst of change (Sis)
Proverbs 10:9 - Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

Post Monday April 20th:
Week: 5 Optimism: learning to view the glass as half full (Tuff)
Romans 8:28 – And we know that for those who love God all things work together for the good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Post Monday April 27th:
Week: 6 Perseverance: defending against worldly hardships (Noel)
Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Post Monday May 4th:
Week: 7 Dignity: overcoming fears from your past (Carm)
Psalm 139:14 - I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Post Monday May 11th:
Week: 8 Endurance:  Living not through your own power (George)
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

SUPPORT A HORSE (include donation copy below, horse photo/info for Wednesdays)
The recent outbreak of corona virus has impacted our local communities in so many ways, including non-profits. We are asking for support ONLY for the horses for the daily costs of care for the horses. Any amount can be used to buy grain, salt, hay, and pay for ferrier and vet bills. Would you consider partnering with us to sustain EAD through this season of uncertainty? Donate any custom amount at our general partnership link: https://donorbox.org/ead

Post Wednesday March 25th:

Cora | Lesson 1: Hope
- Age: Unknown (guess, around 30)
- With EAD: 8 years
- Background: won in a poker game by a cattle guy and she sat behind a   barn her entire life in isolation with cows.
- Specialties: Those who struggle with fitting in, feel they have no worth or value or feel invisible. Cora works well with those who have confidence or self-worth concerns.

 

Post Wednesday April 1st:

 STIX | Lesson 2: Honesty
- Age: 15
- With EAD: 8 years
- Breed: Leopard Appaloosa
- Background: Came to us because no one could ride him.
- Specialties: Knows what he wants, walks to his own pace and the beat of his own drum, does things on his terms. He’s great in situations with those who are used to getting their way or attention. He doesn’t put up with attitudes, secure in himself, not dependant on others opinions. 

 

Post Wednesday April 8th:
COE | Lesson 3: Respect
- Founding heard member/herd boss
- Age: 21 years
- With EAD: 20 years
- Breed: Paint
- Background: ?
- Specialty: Makes others work for his respect, he won’t automatically trust you. Everything about him commands the best in people in order to get close to him. He only accepts the authentic qualities of who individuals are and doesn’t tolerate BS.

Post Wednesday April 15th:
SIS | Lesson 4: Integrity
-  Age: 11 years
- With EAD: 2 years
- Breed: Quarter horse
- Background: retired show horse.
- Specialty: She’s had to adjust from her professional life to a new lifestyle. Sis works well with those processing new life adjustments or change such as retirees, empty nesters, college students, etc.

Post Wednesday April 22nd:

TUFF | Lesson 5: Optimism
- Age: 4 years
- With EAD: 1 year
- Breed: Quarter horse
- Background: Came from Shepherd, MI blood lines in cattle cutting.
- Specialty: As a fun loving, curious, trouble making youngster, Tuff is great with helping individuals identify and focus on the positive things in life when going through challenging circumstances.

 

Post Wednesday April 29th:

NOEL | Lesson 6: Perseverance
- Age: 20 years
- With EAD: 19 years
- Breed: Miniature horse
- Background: She was born on December 16th, people who owned her didn’t know her mother was pregnant with her and she overcame pneumonia while very young.
- Specialties: overcoming adversity, she’s bold, sassy, and intentional, she knows what she wants. Size does not matter for Noel, because she’s smaller and diverse, she is used her regularly in therapy sessions with the larger horses and she’s taken the lead role on EAD’s Alzheimer’s and dementia program.

 

 

 

Post Wednesday May 6th:

CARM | Lesson 7: Dignity
- heard matriarch
- Age: 32 years
- With EAD: 16 years
- Breed: Palomino
- Background: she was abused while being broke and beat in the face with two by fours; she was formerly a speed horse.
- Specialties: She understands pain, grief loss, isolation, desperation, hopelessness. Carm she’s the perfect example and definition of dignity and resilience. Carm is used with individuals with trauma, abuse and those desperate for healing.

 

Post Wednesday May 13th:

GEORGE | Lesson 8: Endurance
- Age: 15 years
- With EAD: 8 years
- Breed: Paint
- Background: Came from a herd in Hesperia, MI not been broke to ride.
- Specialty: was broke to ride with EAD, riding career ended two years ago. Ever since then his health has declined rapidly from genetic disabilities. George is great with children to the elderly and those with disabilities, vertigo and chronic sickness or pain.

Tuff

Stix

Sis

Noel

George

Carmen

Cochise

Cora

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