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Why Horses?

Team Building with Horses
Class room setting with a horse
Team building and leadership with horses


Did you know: EQUINE-ASSISTED BUSINESS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS are experiencing rapid growth around the globe?


Why? In two words: Strong outcomes.


Equine-assisted work often helps individuals and teams change and grow more effectively and quickly than traditional educational approaches. That’s because people typically learn best by doing. Life lessons take deeper root when individuals both understand them in their heads and experience them in their bodies. Working with horses is engaging, real time and hands-on. The experience is immediate and fully felt.

Research shows horses add a compelling dimension to the team building experience. They serve as powerful living metaphors and stand-ins for the challenges and opportunities individuals and teams face in their lives and work place.  An individual who has trouble managing stress, for example, can only learn so much by talking about it out of context in a manager’s office.  Progress can be slow and results hard to sustain. But when the individual has the opportunity to practice new coping skills with 1,200 pound herd animals whose survival depends on their ability to read and react to those around them, experience leads to change because the process is real, practical and sustainable. In the right professional hands, using a proven professional model, horses have the power to help individuals and teams practice new ways of engaging with each other.


“Horses bring out the best in people, the confidence in people.” (Kelly Wendorf) They help people learn more about their communication and leadership style, how to be flexible and go with the flow.  “No matter who the person is, they are amazed what they learn about themselves from the horses.  Horses don’t care who you are, what your title is, how much money you make.  They give you honest feedback.” (Sheryl Jordan)


Want to learn more about your communication and leadership style; improve your team’s cohesiveness; enhance your verbal and listening skills, while at the same time having fun with interactive team building exercises with horses? 

Our Half Day and Full Day Retreats are custom designed to meet your company’s objectives.  Interested in learning more, please contact me directly to discuss the benefits, schedule, and cost.

All work is done on the ground, no horse experience is needed.  Indoor heated arena is available on chilly or rainy days.  So, Get Out Of The Office And Into The Barn!


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