YOUTH CLIENT COMMENTS
What I witnessed was the transformation of fear and hesitation to an overwhelming sense of trust, love and peace with these young students. It was truly memorable to see how well the facilitators could tap into that very disruptive spirit and walk them through this program with such ease. The students, some of whom are constantly in my office, came in with a real nonchalant attitude, an attitude of why am I here, left with such a sense of peace that you could feel. They were calm on the way back to the school and discussed everything they felt or overcame with their horse. It is truly incredible to watch just how much of an impact these programs had on our students.
13 YEARS OLD
My horse just wants to be loved. Dealing with him makes me forget about all the bad things. He makes me smile and happy.
I have noticed more confidence in the kids. They’ve been more communicative and outgoing. They have shown better teamwork and are more assertive. The staff is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly, and kid-centred.
11 YEARS OLD
I had fun and I haven’t had fun in a while. I can’t wait to come back.
The Equine Assisted Learning experience was a great program for our kids. The students were eager to participate and share their experiences with others. Teachers have noticed and commented on these students being more assertive, communicating their needs better and they seem more resilient when confronted by problems or obstacles. Parents have also provided positive feedback saying they have noticed a change in their children even in such a short time.
WOMENS CLIENT COMMENTS
Today I learned that I just need to be genuine with where I’m at and how I’m feeling. Working with my teacher was very calming and allowed for me to just be and to feel connected. He would always put his head on my chest/stomach/arms and just made me feel loved. The connection that I felt today with him was one that made me feel connected and accepted and loved on. It made me feel like I belong; it was a very grounding experience.
To focus on the now instead of being-preoccupied with the future! Now is what matters the most and if we concentrate on the now - our goals will be easier to achieve. Thank you!
My horse taught me that I have the power in my life.
I was so tired both physically and emotionally after those 2 days but in a good way. Yesterday I was still thinking and kind of processing everything, but felt so peaceful. You guys have such a great connection nothing phoney there and it shines brightly. Everything was amazing right down to the food and snacks, I don't think it could get any better than that… thank you so much for letting my power be unleashed.. I knew it was there all along.
Had a lot of fun with the horses and learning how to better communicate and work as a team. Was a great day! Highly recommended!!
TEAM BUILDING COMMENTS
It’s awesome that we work in different groups and different conditions as well, we learned how to build the effective group that really works! I love this course!
BILL ROBINSON - VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES
After my first session I came away a firm believer that working with horses can not only help individuals to better understand themselves, but can also be instrumental in developing effective teams that are aligned and working towards a common purpose. The fact that the benefits are evident almost immediately makes for a fantastic team building event that can actually produce results.
Today was an amazing experience that I am so happy that I was blessed to be a part of. There are so many ways companies can build their groups but I believe that what I learned today will carry throughout our organization permanently. Communication, leadership, and teamwork were just a fraction of what I learned. Thank you all so much!
What a unique way to learn! Any team would benefit from this team building experience.
This was so unexpected. I was skeptical to begin with, couldn’t think how this would be relevant to leadership. It is totally relevant.