Agape Boarding School Equestrian Program
Agape Boarding School has a great Equestrian Program. This program is designed to utilize the God-given, natural therapy offered through the horse to promote personal growth in confidence, character, responsibility, and leadership skills. Many life lessons can be learned from the back of the horse. It is the intention of this program to teach young men to become good leaders of themselves, their homes, and their communities.
There are three equestrian courses offered at Agape
- Safety course-teaches basic knowledge of horses, cattle, and equipment.
- Horse & Tack-teaches the basics of caring for a horse.
- Riding-teaches discipline, balance, and technique
These courses use the natural apprehensions, thrills, victories, and admirations associated with entering a relationship with a horse to reopen a heart and mind that has been closed to leadership, learning and love. The program uses a genuinely real approach to working with horses that is free from gimmicks, games and props. This is just “the boy and his horse.” The main focus is the boy. The goals and accomplishments are not for the betterment of the horse. The horse will be used to better the boy. The curriculum includes Scripture, which aids in an understanding of purpose and danger around horses and reinforces lessons such as overcoming fear, controlling behavior, and becoming a man of integrity.
Advanced & Vocational Classes
*For students who desire to further their education within the equestrian program there will be both an advanced class and a vocational class offered. Both classes will only be available through parental and administrative consent. This class will go into much more detail and teach all the skills that one would need to work on a ranch including: training, performing, breeding, foaling, building tack and tack repair, farrier basics, and horses as a business.