Building a Sense of Mastery and Relatedness with Horses

The Mane Intent

“Thank you – this group gave me a chance to see the real me.” — Participant, Building Internal Resilience Through Horses This month we welcomed the 12th group of young women to Building Internal Resilience Through Horses. We are so grateful for this collaboration and research initiative between The Mane Intent, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre […]

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Haute Goat’s New ‘Haute Horse’ Experience

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We’re pleased to share that we are now collaborating with Haute Goat to offer a new “Haute Horse” experience. Haute Goat is located near Port Hope, just minutes north of Hwy 401. A new Haute Horse experience complements Haute Goat’s farm experiences, including Goat Shmurgles, Haute Goat Yoga, Alpaca Walks, Farm-Life workshops, Team Building and […]

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Discovering Logotherapy: Our Search for Meaning

The Mane Intent

I’ve just completed my first year of academic studies as I work towards a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I have another year of course work followed by an eight month practicum at a local agency. Ultimately my intention is to become a Registered Therapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and […]

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Memories of Canadian Tire

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Memories bubble up when revisiting a place or space. Some help shape and define us. Such are my memories of Canadian Tire. This summer’s mother-daughter road trip from our farm to St. John’s, Newfoundland was ripe with memories. My daughter Sarah, now 28, is pursuing an interest in music as a cultural practice and starting […]

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Vital Communities Grant Supports Indigenous Youth

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We thoroughly enjoyed hosting youth and parents from Curve Lake First Nation and Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre this summer. Thanks to a 2019 Vital Communities grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough to our community partner, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, we offered each a day of self-discovery and community-building. Our time together was an invitation […]

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Introducing Donkey Jake

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We’re very late in formally introducing our newest team member — Jake. Jake is a standard donkey who arrived at the farm in January. It took some time for Leroy Brown to accept another donkey into his herd. Now the two are inseparable. For many clients, our donkey’s offer a safe and calm presence, particularly […]

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Inviting Resilience Conference Builds Community Capacity

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It was an incredible experience to be among 200 providers, researchers, administrators and community members who gathered at Trent University on May 21-22 for the national Inviting Resilience Conference hosted by The Mane Intent, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and Trent University.  The conference aimed to build community capacity for resilience against the pervasive effects of […]

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Being a Resilient Entrepreneur

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Being an entrepreneur requires courage and resilience.  Danielle French of South Pond Farms is a courageous woman and a resilient entrepreneur.  Recently, I participated in a Design Your Escape two day ‘master class’ hosted by Danielle that invites participants to build a value-based business and grow community through hosted events. (Her next offering is in […]

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Building Internal Resilience Through Horses Receives Funding Boost

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We’re thrilled to announce that the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) has received an extension of $158,000 in contribution funds until March 31, 2021 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to support resilience-building community initiatives including the Building Internal Resilience Through Horses program. This additional funding builds upon the Centre’s initial successful 2016 application and […]

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Register Now for Inviting Resilience Conference at Trent University

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Registration is now open for the Inviting Resilience Conference to be hosted by Trent University; Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre; and The Mane Intent Inc on May 21 & May 22, 2019 at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The conference will combine academic and experiential learning to provide meaningful opportunities in community-building capacity for the newest […]

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