The mission of Berkshire Horse Works is to transform lives through powerful interaction with horses. Berkshire HorseWorks’ eight week Girls Rule! program, geared toward young women ages 12-20, utilizes EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Learning/Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to help them learn how to stand their ground when needed, practice self-care, and know when to ask for help. Berkshire HorseWorks provides a safe, fun and challenging environment in which the participants may learn and grow. Through the powerful interaction with horses, young women explore important skills such as asserting healthy boundaries, managing obstacles, challenges and distractions, developing positive body image, and making empowered choices. Sessions are designed to foster self-reflection and target key strengths including leadership, independence, confidence, and perseverance.