With over 40 years of experience with horses, Daryl L. Fletcher brings a unique flare to Equine Assisted Services. Daryl spent his summers on his grand parents farm learning agriculture, ranching and valuable life lessons on the farm. He saw how nature and horses can change the life of a young man by helping build connection, confidence and character. As a former Youth Pastor, Daryl dreamed of the opportunity to connect his love of horses with his love for people. From his time as a child he knew the great impact a horse could have on a child’s life; he desired to create a space for young adolescences to learn how to handle anxiety, fear and anger issues.
Daryl is a member of PATH Int'l. PATH International is the organization that promotes equine-assisted activities. PATH offers certifications for instructors and accredits centers in order to uphold high standards of safety and excellence in the industry. At SOOFA we use horses to change the lives of people. Our programs includes helping children and adults overcome anxieties, build confidence and helping individuals become better communicators. We truly believe that connection with horses leads to better connection with people. Our programs include riding lessons, Trail rides and Equine assisted coaching.
On average we serve 40 people per week with our Equine programs. Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. It provides benefits in the areas of health, education, sport and recreation & leisure. See Pathintl.org for more information.