About Us

Cowgirl Camryn introduces children to the powerful relationship between people, animals, and the environment. We explore what these relationships can teach us about empathy, responsibility, and the interconnectedness of life. 

Our Values

Be Curious

Every experience is permission to explore and ask questions. Curiosity promotes independent thinking, empowers children to question what's around them, and encourages dialogue about their experiences.

Embrace Play

"If you aren't laughing, you aren't learning." First-hand and hands-on learning experiences improve key developmental skills in children (and adults!).

Abriana leaning on the fence with the Cowgirl Camryn stuffed animals with a large red barn in the background.

Respect Culture

Respect is required for horse culture as well as the culture of the diverse communities around us. We always acknowledge the impact of their contributions and listen first.

Make a Difference

Everything we do is on purpose. We pride ourselves in thinking about our Barnyard Besties and how our work impacts them and how our work teaches them to impact the world.

Safety First

Being safe around animals makes for a positive experience. Our work ensures the safest environment for our Barnyard Besties and our four-legged herd.

Encore being pet on the head by a little girl

Benefits of Equine-Assisted Learning

Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is an innovative approach to personal and professional development that harnesses the unique qualities of horses to facilitate growth, learning, and healing. This experiential form of learning involves engaging with horses to complete various activities, directly reflecting the participant’s emotional and psychological state. The benefits of EAL are profound and varied, touching on aspects of emotional intelligence, communication, leadership, and personal development.

One of the core advantages of EAL is its ability to enhance self-awareness and emotional regulation. Horses, as prey animals, are highly sensitive to non-verbal cues and emotions, mirroring the feelings and attitudes of those around them. This immediate feedback provides participants with a clearer understanding of their own emotions and behaviors, encouraging introspection and self-improvement. It’s a process that fosters empathy, as individuals learn to recognize and respect the emotions and boundaries of another being.

Our Promises

We create immersive and transformational equine-assisted learning experiences. We use research-driven curriculum, play-based design, and curated workshops to encourage curiosity and improve the social, emotional, and environmental consciousness of future generations. 

Future Focused

Our children are our future and it is up to us to not only leave them a planet worth living in, but to prepare them to be the best stewards of it. All products and experiences are designed with the implications of our children's future in mind.

Bridging the Gap

We are creating generations of thinkers, ones who can bridge the gap between knowing better and doing better. From gaps in literacy rates to gaps in economic opportunity, we strive to create an environment that bridges and decreases these gaps

Reducing Barriers

There are systemic barriers to learning that require exposure to possibilities and resources to overcome. We promise to create resources, connect people, and collaborate globally to reduce barriers for children of color.

One Health Lens

A holistic One Health understanding of the world is critical to progress. Utilizing this lens, we will create a generation of social, emotional, and environmentally conscious individuals.

Herd Mentality

The African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" defines community. Aligned communities build a herd. We promise to use what we can learn from horses to align communities and achieve societal change.

CONNECTING PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMEMT

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