A 900 - 1500 lbs. horse won't move unless...
Our teachers won't move unless you exert leadership, meaning that the participant must step up, or else the horse will become the leader.
Horses are a prey animal.
They are extremely intuitive, highly astute, and will react to the smallest change in stimulus. These moments allow for our facilitators to find those "teachable moments."
Our teachers are just like us.
Herds to horses are the same as teams to people. The trust and respect that they require, is the same that we expect from our co-workers, children, spouse, friends, and family. When we step up and become the leader that our teachers require, this gives us the ability to parallel everything that is learned in the arena, back to real life!
Quite simply, the horse does the teaching; facilitators are there to offer explanation and provide guidance as they work through the solution.
Certified EAL BuildingBlock™ Facilitator
Higher Trails Personal Development Coach
Ruth grew up on a farm and has enjoyed horses all of her life. She was involved as a 4H Equine parent and leader for over ten (10) years. She enjoys riding and furthering her equestrian abilities. Ruth has a passion for people and horses and has always been amazed at the ability of horses to sense and respond to their surroundings.
Robert has always lived on a farm and recognizes the benefit of being close to nature. He is responsible for the production and maintenance of the farm, whether it involves tearing the tractor apart, or making the fields productive. He is passionate about life on the farm.
An amazing journey of listening, communication, trusting, and a lot of laughter. Loved being here and the confidence to do more! Thank your for the opportunity!
- Deb Goosen, Women's Programs
460042 RR72, Alder Flats, AB T0C 0A0
| Tel: 780-621-8417
We have been trained by the world renowned Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning Inc, who certify all over the world through the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning BuildingBlock™ course. You will see Equine Connection instructors in the videos provided, these will give a better understanding of the value of our programs and workshops.