Goal Oriented Animal Therapy

Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Activities for learning and growth, Animal Assisted Activities. A supportive and accepting place learn about horses.

We offer therapeutic riding and equine activities for people of all ages and abilities on Oahu. Building bonds between horses and people to promote wellbeing and develop skills. We welcome anyone who is open to the possibilities that animals have to offer in enhancing health and providing motivation to progress and to grow.

Mission: CORE VALUES Access and inclusion – promoting opportunity for all to be included in animal and nature assisted activities and therapies in a safe, supportive environment. Compassion and caring – providing a culture of safety, understanding and kindness towards people, animals and nature. Cooperation and collaboration – connecting and partnering with those who wish to be involved in a mutually beneficial manner. Creativity - encouraging unique forms of expression and thought leading towards personal growth. Education – continued learning and open exchange of knowledge and ideas promoting the wellbeing of the individual, society and the environment. Holism - promoting an awareness of body, mind and spirit in human-animal-nature assisted activities and therapies.

We have moved! We are now in Waimanalo, just a quick 6 minute drive from Kailua town. The horses are enjoying pasture living and the company of piglets, kitties, a mini-bull and cow. Cow visit us for some lessons this summer

[12/01/16]   Week 1- Horse and Barn Safety. Please reserve your spot and receive liability waiver from the ranch by emailing Sandy at [email protected]

[11/30/16]   Mommy I Want a Pony Program
The homeschool community has spoken and Goal Oriented Animal Therapy had heard you!
You told us you wanted something affordable, educational and fun. You wanted something that would help your children learn new skills, become kinder, more cooperative people. You wanted something that would teach them to get along with their siblings and friends, really listen to what your are saying, pay attention and follow through with tasks. You also told us your children would really like a pony or they want to take lessons but maybe they don’t understand the time, cost and hard word that goes along with that.

We have come up with a program for you.
The Mommy I Want a Pony Program is for homeschoolers or other groups wanting to learn the realities of horse ownership. Each one hour lesson covers a different aspect of horse ownership and care.
$15 per child
Bring your homeschool group of 5-10 kiddos to our beautiful Kaneohe ranch to learn about:
Practical life skills-Horse and ranch safety
Anatomy-Horse anatomy, gender, breeds, colors
Taking care of our things so they last-Saddles and other horse equipment
Time management- Daily care and maintenance, exercise requirements,
Responsibility- mucking and grooming,
Math and economics- how much do they eat, how much does it cost, vet costs, more
Herd dynamincs- what can horse behavior tell us about our own interactions with others

Sign your group up for 6 weekly lessons and receive a certificate in basic horse care upon completion. Or come out for just a few visits to learn some useful skills.

Available times: Tuesday through Thursday between 8:15am and 12:15.
*Please inquire about other times.
This is not a riding program. But we do offer theraputic riding lessons and equine facilitated therapies. Please ask about package rates and sibling discounts. We also have holiday camps before and after Christmas, over spring break, and in the summer.

For more information contact: Sandy Modzelewska, GOAT Center Coordinator at [email protected] 808-670-4518 -Text or email is best. www.goanimaltherapy.net

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Goal Oriented Animal Therapy | Kaneohe, HI 96744

WINTER HOLIDAY HORSEMANSHIP DAY CAMP
Our camp is available for all horse lovers of all abilities. Our goal is to have participants build a working partnership with the horse and teach them what it would be like to have a horse of their own.

SPEND YOUR WINTER VACATION WITH HORSES!
For those of you who would like nothing better than to spend an entire day around horses, Goal Oriented Animal Therapy is just for you! Our camp is available for all horse lovers of all abilities. Our ultimate goal is to teach each participant what it would be like to have a horse of their own.
At camp, you will enjoy a day focused around horses. Boys and girls, 6 years and older of all ability levels will enjoy riding lessons; instruction in horse care and feeding; proper tack selection; basic veterinary skills; games and crafts with horse themes and Much More!
CAMP DATES & RATES
$95 per day or $450 week.
Sessions run Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.
~Gymkhana Fridays! All Family and friends Invited to attend and cheer your Camper on! ~
A $50 NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED. Balance due on the first day of camp.
Camp Session
Dates
Times
Pre-Christmas
Dec 23-24
9:30 AM – 2:30
Post-Christmas
Dec 26-30
9:30 AM – 2:30
New Year
Jan 2-6
9:30 AM – 2:30
REGISTER FOR CAMP
Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-serve
basis.
Spaces fill up quickly so don’t delay!

For more information contact:
Sandy Modzelewska,
GOAT Center Coordinator
[email protected]
808-670-4518
www.goanimaltherapy.net

goanimaltherapy.net Oahu therapeutic riding and horsemanship for people with special needs and without to gain life skills, emotional, social and physical benefits.

A huge thank you to our volunteers. We have cleaned up the new arena and things are looking fantastic. A special thank you to Mary Trosper for her meticulous attention to rocks and footing needs.

Vampires and zombies and ghoulish horses. Oh my!

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Goal Oriented Animal Therapy | Kaneohe, HI 96744

WHAT IS EQUINE FACILITATED PSYCHOTHERAPY AND LEARNING?

Equine Assisted Activities encompass the physical, mental, emotional and social realms, however the Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning format specifically addresses the needs of people with mental and emotional health issues. Horses provide reflective opportunities that can be utilized to meet individual, couple, or family goals through Equine Facilitated Learning. This form of experiential learning that involves horses includes a number of mutually beneficial equine activities such as handling, grooming, longeing, riding, driving, and vaulting. EFL provides the client with opportunities to enhance self ­awareness and re­pattern maladaptive behaviors, feelings and attitudes.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy promotes personal exploration of feelings and behaviors while allowing clinical interpretation of feelings and behaviors with a therapist. EFP denotes an ongoing therapeutic relationship with clearly established treatment goals and objectives. The therapist must be an appropriately credentialed mental health professional to legally practice psychotherapy. A working partnership between the therapist, the horse, and the equine specialist in mental health and learning creates a therapeutic environment for the client to progress. EFL and EFP may be used by people with psycho­social issues and mental health needs that result in any significant variation in cognition, mood, judgment, insight, anxiety level, perception, social skills, communication, behavior, or learning.
Examples include but are not limited to:
● Anxiety Disorders ● Mood Disorders ● Behavioral Difficulties ● Other Mental Illness ● Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ● Autism ● Receptive or Expressive Language Disorders ● Personality Disorders ● Depression ● Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ● Major Life Changes such as environmental trauma, divorce, grief and loss.

If you are an individual seeking Equine Facilitated Learning services with GOAT please contact Sandy Modzelewska at [email protected]

If you are a mental health provider and interested in bringing your clients to Goal Oriented Animal Therapy for equine facilitated psychotherapy services, please contact Sandy Modzelewska at [email protected]

Visit us at www.goanimaltherapy.net

goanimaltherapy.net Goal oriented animal assisted learning including therapeutic riding and horsemanship for people with special needs and challenges on Oahu

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Goal Oriented Animal Therapy | Kaneohe, HI 96744

Ponies and Horses Anyone?
I wanted to let everyone know that Goal Oriented Animal Therapy Learning Center is now accepting new students. Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship classes in Kaneohe. No diagnosis is necessary as we offer riding and horsemanship to people of all ages and abilities in a fun and supportive environment. www.goanimaltherapy.net
Homeschool groups welcome!
Learn herd dynamics and work on social skills.
Learn about body language and how you communicate without speaking- Horse whispering.
Exercise and physical benefits .
Small group and private riding lessons created based on your goals for personal growth.
We are not a competitive barn, but rather a place to learn about yourself and work on your goals through a partnership and bond with animals and nature. Horses are incredible listeners and motivate kids to try new approaches to learning. All while gaining new skills and getting exercise.
Please check us out. www.goanimaltherapy.net
808-670-4518
Please send an email or text for best response as the phone often is not heard in the barn.
[email protected]

goanimaltherapy.net Goal oriented animal assisted learning including therapeutic riding and horsemanship for people with special needs and challenges on Oahu

I had the opportunity to attend a Wounded Warrior Project event last night. What an amazing organization with amazing people. Thank you, Kayla Clark for the Painting with a Twist event, and thank you Tricia Kirn for inviting me. Everyone's creations were unique and beautiful. Take a look at what I made.

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A big thank you to the Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center and their Miracles in Motion fundraiser Gala for inviting us to help out and have some fun at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. And thanks to my kiddos for their help with clean up!! Fun for a good cause.

[08/16/16]   Today begins my journey to Bozeman Montana for the Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification Clinic. I am very happy to be adding these skills and knowledge to my resume. But more importantly I am excited about the opportunities and programs we will be able to offer here at the GOAT learning center.

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Here ar some fun pictures of our animals and people enjoying time together

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Hawaii GOAT

Here are some pictures of our animals and people enjoying time together

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May the Arabian Mare

May the Arabian Mare

Meet Red

Meet Red

Meet Cricket

Meet Cricket

The horses have arrived in Kaneohe and are acclimating and enjoying the warm weather. Everyone made the journey safely. We are all so relieved! Although May's eye looked a bit puffy for a few days, my amazing daughter Hailey has managed to heal her, using love, clean water and a fly mask. I am busy preparing programs and classes for the fall so if you have any questions, special requests or needs, now is the time to speak up. See you all in September!

[06/09/16]   Goal Oriented Animal therapy is relocating. Our animal therapists are currently on their way to Kaneohe Hawaii!! We are all very excited to be able to provide animal facilitated learning and development classes, as well as therapeutic riding year round at our new location beginning in September 2016. We are located on six beautiful acres at the base of the Kualoa mountains, just five minutes from the hub of Kaneohe, yet in a quiet country setting. We offer private horsemanship and riding lessons to individuals of all abilities, catering specifically to those with special needs, developmental delays, learning and physical challenges and others who would like to partner with a horse, dog or goat in working towards their own goals. We are not a lesson barn, instead we partner with animals to help you grow and work on your goals. Working with animals will teach you or your loved one socialization, listening, self control, problem solving and a kinder way of interacting. Convincing a 1000 pound animal to trust you enough to want to do what you ask is incredibly empowering. You cannot force a relationship like this. The interactions build physical strength while activating the mind. A horses gait closely resembles the human gait and can help rebuild the muscle tone lost or underdeveloped in those with mobility issues. Please contact us for more information. We are currently creating programs and schedules so this is a good time to voice your needs so that we can accommodate you. email [email protected] for more information.

[04/22/16]   We are so excited for the PPTRC Country Couture Fashion Show and Auction tomorrow night. 5pm at swan housee manor (I think itis called) I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with the great folks at their Penrose location a few times a week doing equine facilitated programs. It is amazing what horses can do for us...and I mean mentally, emotionally, spiritually...not just physically. Every day there is amazing and I learn something new. Thank you guys for making me feel so welcome and appreciated. I appreciate working with you and absorbing all the wisdom you have to offer.

[03/13/16]   Thanks you to Iron Horse Christian Youth Ranch for allowing me to volunteer and learn from you. You have so much to offer kids and adults needing equine assisted therapies, learning and hippotherapy (with Kesti At Christ Haven), in addition to riding lessons and horse powered reading. You have been wonderful. I look forward to what next week will bring.

[02/11/16]   Our baby goats arrived early Feb 10 2016. Welcome Fern and Lucky Wilbur! Congratulations mama Flora. Fern is nursing strong after doula Merrin brought her arsenal of knowledge and vitamins (and a great cheesemaking book!) Lucky Wilbur is hanging in there after a rough and chilly start. We think he is Joy's baby, but she does not seem interested in him. Luckily Flora is a wonderful mom and is accepting him more at each feeding. He was able to stand on his own later in the day, though he is not quite mobile yet. Posting pictures shortly.

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New video by Sandy Modzelewska

Finally a sunny day to run a play!

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[01/13/16]   The sun is out and Barn Force One is basking in it every chance they get. This week we are working on jumping through hoops. This a new skill for our dogs and it's been so much fun to watch them and their human friends learn the trick together. Task training helps our human friends with physical skills like hand eye coordination, sequencing, body awareness and strength. But it also has many cognitive benefits including planning, social skills development, building self esteem and learning self control. Please join us for your own journey towards your goals.

[12/20/15]   Simplywellbeing.com It a website for ADHD resources and education. But it reminds me of how and why G.O.A.T came to be
"Perhaps one day those of us with ADHD will no longer have to create our own business in order to find a company where we actually want to work and that recognises the value in our independence, innovation and lateral thinking"

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Goats in holiday spirits

Please enjoy this album of holiday cheer. Join us for the next photo shoot here at G.O.A.T.!

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Photo by Sandy Modzelewska

Winter wonderland in Divide.

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Goal Oriented Animal Therapy

Goat Milk Soap has some amazing qualities to assist with so many skin problems including some of the really nasty ones like Eczema and Psoriasis, but don’t think you have to have troubled skin to use Goat Milk soap, it will also help nurture and protect healthy skin.
This is our first bar of soap we made- ever! Peppermint (organic flakes) and tea tree oil. Coconut and olive oil base. I love the moisture it leaves and was so surprised when I used some little flakes to clean off some dishes and they too sparkled!

Goat Milk Soap has some amazing qualities to assist with so many skin problems including some of the really nasty ones like Eczema and Psoriasis, but don’t think you have to have troubled skin to use Goat Milk soap, it will also help nurture and protect healthy skin.
This is our first bar of soap we made- ever! Peppermint (organic flakes) and tea tree oil. Coconut and olive oil base. I love the moisture it leaves and was so surprised when I used some little flakes to clean off some dishes and they too sparkled!

Thanks to our friends for visiting over the holidays and opening the pond for winter activities- skating, sliding, sledding, and big ball hacky sack, tea and cookies followed by home made goat cheese and crackers. There is nothing like fresh air, good friends and a silly chihuahua to shake off the stress of the holidays.
A big thanks Jon for clearing the snow from the ice.

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Good times with the animals

Created using Magisto on November 23, 2015. Share your story using the free video editing app that transforms your photos and videos with the swipe of your finger. Available for Android and iOS.

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Autumn the dog reduces anxiety and waits patiently while learning happens in a supportive environment.

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after years of practice...a successful day of skijoring in Divide. Next stop Leadville.

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Snowy day here at GOAT. But we always have fun. Working on the Skijoring video next.

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The first real week of winter..the snow won't stop us. The baby goats are ready to romp!

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