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Reaching for the Reins Stories of at-Risk Students Empowered by Serving Others Through Equine Therapy

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ISBN-10: 1491707275

ISBN-13: 9781491707272

Edition: 2013

Authors: Tara Carlsen

List price: $18.95
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Tara Carlsen wanted to help at-risk students learn without relying on stale, clinical teaching methods. Instead of trying to find solutions in the classroom, the mathematics teacher transplanted failing students from an alternative high school to a horse ranch. There, she encouraged them to reach for the reins, and she witnessed dramatic results. Students who could not relate to their peers or teachers could relate to horses--and suddenly their futures looked a whole lot brighter. Carlsen and her students proceeded to take an inspiring journey, learning the basics of horsemanship through equine-assisted learning--a therapeutic approach to interpersonal development using horse-related…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Tara Carlsen has a bachelor's degree in secondary education and a master's in education leadership. She teaches mathematics at an alternative public high school in southwest Michigan, where she lives with her husband and horse. This is her first book.