Spirit Horse's philosophy is that to find the best in the horse, we need to find the best in ourselves hence most of the work is based on principles of equine facilitated psychotherapy, but we did notice that there was an area missing in the equestrian community for folks that wanted to learn how to be more fully with their horse, yet, were not interested in being in therapeutic treatment. Hence we decided to offer Horsemanship Training and Lessons without therapy. Horsemanship lessons center around training the horse for a goal in mind, and, as is the nature of working with horses, we end up doing inner and outer work with ourselves.
We include aspects of:
And mind & body training for both horse and human
Working through the horse's trauma
Riders can pick to specialize in dressage, hunters, jumpers, and we even can do cross country at the lovely cross country course on site
Community is a large component to feeling supported and educated and that is why we try to get our Spirit Horse community as involved as possible with all day intensives every few months, clinics, trail rides, work-study, and general farm time together. We encourage riders and horse handlers to join in on our community events in order to help one another and stay involved with the work. For events both in therapy and in horse training, please look at our Events page.