Equuvation Inc.

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. 
I do and I understand."
// Confucius

The Compass Program

COMPASS is an equine facilitated learning intervention for youth, ages 8-17, designed to target the following skills:

  • Self-regulation – Awareness of and influence over personal tension and emotion
  • Communication – Conveyance of thoughts, feelings, and desires clearly and appropriately as well as recognizing and accepting the thoughts, feelings, and desires conveyed by others
  • Self-advocacy – Identification of and request for needs or desires calmly and assertively without aggression
  • Empathy – Ability to compassionately seek to understand the perspective and motivations of others
  • Responsibility – Awareness and acceptance of personal impact and the positive or negative consequences of that impact

> COMPASS Dates: Oct 14 + 21, 2017
> Location: Triple Play Farm, Davidson NC

Program Details

How do I register for COMPASS?
Participants must be referred to the program by school resource and patrol officers in the Huntersville, North Carolina Police Department. Once the referral has been made, participants will receive confirmation and instructions from Triple Play Farm.

When does the class take place?
COMPASS classes are held once per quarter on two consecutive Saturday afternoons for a total of eight hours. Each class is limited to ten participants and led by three facilitators.

Who teaches the COMPASS program?
The program is held at Triple Play Farm in Davidson, NC, a nationally accredited facility that offers animal assisted and nature based sessions to achieve therapeutic and educational objectives. Classes are guided by educators who have been trained to create opportunities for self-awareness and learning through interaction with horses.

Is experience with horses a requirement?
No horse experience is necessary – all of the activities with horses take place on the ground and are supervised by PATH certified equine specialists. Lesson focus will be understanding the equine/prey animal perspective and giving students the tools to communicate and partner with the horse.

What is the cost?
There is currently no cost to participants.  However, all students will be expected to commit to attending both 4 hour classes with a parent or guardian and completing a pre- and post-class survey.

For referral information/inquiries:
Officer Ron Bononno – Huntersville Police Department rbononno@huntersville.org  |  704.464.5400

For additional information about the class and facility:
Kris Batchelor
Owner / Operator
Triple Play Farm, LLC
Davidson, NC

Click HERE to download the COMPASS brochure! [pdf]

The COMPASS program is made possible through a grant from Equuvation Inc.

To support the COMPASS program: MAKE A DONATION Online  |  MAIL A DONATION to PO Box 6537, Statesville, NC 28687  |  -or-  
Contact Erica A. de Flamand – Executive Director – at erica@equuvation.org

All donations earmarked for COMPASS will go directly towards service delivery costs. Donations are tax-deductible.