A Stable Life at the Bergen Equestrian Center: an Equine Guided Experience in Growth, Healing and Learning

A Stable Life at the Bergen Equestrian Center: an Equine Guided Experience in Growth, Healing and Learning

Our Program Standards

A Stable Life is committed to providing focused mindful support for our client’s emotional health, wellbeing and personal development. A Stable Life’s certified professional staff works directly with clients using horses as role models and guides. We give people an opportunity to make safe choices and to set clear boundaries while developing and discovering life management skills they can use everyday. We utilize a non-riding, experiential model that is client centered and solution oriented. We offer traditional equine assisted psychotherapy and learning sessions, Equine Gestalt Method Coaching as well as customized equine experiences designed for specific goals and needs.

Core Program Principles:

*Self-Awareness and Safety
*Boundaries and Accountability
*Communication and Relationships
*Honesty and Respect

*A Stable Life is an interactive equine program that develops productive, positive life skills using the bond of the horse-human connection.

Why horses for therapy, personal growth and emotional health?

Horses have become more mainstream in therapeutic environments due to their ability to teach us about the value of honest work and direct communication. Horses are social animals with distinct roles in their herd community. Like people they can be teachers, leaders, partners and care takers. They also have distinct personalities and moods; all of which make it easy for people to relate equine behavior to what the might see in themselves. Horses live an honest simple life without judgments or agendas. They are perfect examples of living one day at time. A horses’ presence and size along with their capability to accept things at face value allows them to teach people about awareness and how to recognize their own strengths.

Program Information:

*Individual 60 minute sessions for children teens and adults.

*90 minute group sessions for children, teens or adults, up to 10 people. Larger groups by request.

*Morning and evening appointments available.

*No riding or horse experience required.

*Sessions are held year round and may be held indoors or outdoors.

*Families, school and community groups, veterans, County services and corporate teams welcome for customized programming.

*Program costs are dependent on session type.

Eagala: The global Standard for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Personal Development

Equine Experiential Education Association

Who We Are:

Our Stable Life team of professionals have decades of equine knowledge to ensure a safe experience for our clients. In addition to our equine, client service and mental health backgrounds, team members also hold certifications from the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (eagala), Certified Horsemanship Association and the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A).


A Stable Life offers group, family and individual equine experience sessions. Sessions do not involve any riding and require no previous horse experience. Working with horses allow those participating in support of personal growth programs to experience a hands on, relationship building environment as an adjunct to primary treatment programs.

Available Equine Experiences for:

*Substance Abuse
*Grief, Loss, Trauma, PTSD
*Anxiety or Depression
*Domestic Abuse, Bullying or Other Social Challenges
*Developmental Delays
*Team Building and Leadership
*Self-Esteem and Self Care
*Personal Development and Emotional Support

*For more information on any of our services or to schedule a session, please call (201) 336-3370.

“What a great program! I loved every moment I had here. I found out who I am again while learning about love and trust…Substance Abuse Program Participant

The Bergen Equestrian Center is located on 25 acres within Bergen County’s beautiful Overpeck Park. It is home to 125 horses and offers services ranging from boarding and training to horse shows, equine therapy and summer camp. Our facility is just 10 minutes from New York City and is easily reachable by routes 4, 80 and 95. We are also accessible by several NJ Transit bus lines.

A Stable Life at the Bergen Equestrian Center
40 Fort Lee Road
Leonia, NJ 07605
(201) 336-3370

*Disclaimer: This information was taken from the A Stable Life pamphlet. I have never used the service so I have no opinion of it either yes or no to the service. Please call the above number or the email address for information on the program.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to A Stable Life at the Bergen Equestrian Center: an Equine Guided Experience in Growth, Healing and Learning

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the organization for more information and prices of the sessions.

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