"I walked away with a totally different attitude and not just about the horse."
"I truly had a great experience."
"The event took me by surprise, I was a nonbeliever and fearful, it was amazing."
"I think about it a lot."
An experiential program based on ground-work with the horse. The horse is a highly intuitive animal that reflects the internal dialogue of the human handler.
This interaction provides people or groups the opportunity to gain insight by becoming aware of the behavior mirrored by the horse. The experience is based on observation and hands-on time with equine partners.
The horse as a prey animal relies significantly on non-verbal cues from their environment. The basics of herd behavior will be explored as well as the dynamics of predator vs. prey.
Interaction with the horse will provide a unique opportunity to explore self-awareness both emotionally and physically. Working with the horse can be a life-changing experience.
Q: Do I have to have previous horse experience?
A: No previous experience is required.
Q: Will I have to ride a horse?
A: No. All work is done on the ground.
Q: Am I required to participate in all the activities?
A: You will be asked to participate in all the activities, but you are not required and you will not be pressured to do so.
Q: Am I safe during the program?
A: Human and horse safety are the priority. The facilitators will support you at all times. Basic horse safety instruction will be provided to all participants.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Closed toe shoes are required for safety. The activities will be held in both the barn and pasture areas. Depending on the weather, layers are helpful. Jeans work best. Dress comfortably and in clothes that provide ease of movement.
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