In a time when video games and cell phones socially isolate our youth, they miss out on developing social skills which will help them be more successful in life.  Our program is designed to promote trust, friendships and foster healthy relationships within their families and the community.  We encourage our students to set goals and achieve their full potential.

Students will receive a Standing Tall T-shirt that is to be worn every week.  We will also provide beverages and snacks.


Our programs and activities are  free, however donations are appreciated. Currently, our target group is youth ages seven and up.  Parents may enroll their children by giving us a call or email.  We will send an application for you to complete or you can download the forms needed below.   


The Process: 

1. Complete the Application paperwork. 

Send the application by email: standingtall.lifeskills@gmail.com

or by mail to Attn: Michelle Cannon, President, 116 Flossmoor Circle, Crossville, TN 38558.

2. Come to the Open House and Orientation to learn what to expect from the program. 

3. Student will be notified when to start.

Standing Tall - 2 Hour Class

This course is a basic introduction to horses and groundwork.  This class is designed for those to see what the program is about.  Individuals become acquainted with learning new life skills from a horse.  Those who are on our waiting list will be eligible to take the class as well as veterans, elders, schools, groups, etc.


Standing Tall 6 Week Class

This course is a comprehensive six-week course developed to introduce life skills with the help of our horses.  Parents may sign their children up for the course. For more info and placement, contact Teri Lynes at (614) 209-1168.  This is a commitment to ensure your child attends all the sessions.  We have children who are waiting.  

To Be Announced  

Stand Proud - Veteran's Program - By Appointment

This will be an informal gathering for fellowship.

Standing Tall -Living in Excellence Program

This is a seven-week faith-based life skills program for adults.  Each life skills has a biblical reference.  A parenting class and financial responsibility are included in this program.  Participants interact and ride horses forming a bond of trust and love.  This class is by appointment only suitable for groups.

Available Classes

Our Classes are held at The Standing Tall Workshop and Arena across from Wildwood Stables, or at the greenhouse at Wildwood.

1457 Westchester Drive, Crossville, TN. 

The program is FREE  for participants! 

To learn more about Wildwood Stables, please click the icon below. You will be directed to the website.