Horse Riding and Activities are Social-Distance Friendly!
Have you been feeling cooped up at home and/or isolated from others? If so, it's a great time to horse-around. Real-time relating and connecting - out in the natural world - with no internet connection :) In their very own way, horses ask us to show up / pay attention / explore empathy / connect and communicate non--verbally / explore boundaries and do-our-part to create a working relationship.
Social-distancing will be around for the the for-seeable future. Here are ways we can engage with horses, and nature, while keeping ourselves - and each other - safe and satisfied!
Riding Lessons: Mounted riding lessons can be taught from a safe social distance. Your horse and instructor will meet you in the ring where you can mount-up and get your riding game on!
If you're a smaller / younger rider, your parent or guardian can help you from the ground when needed. Ages 3 through adult. Great for building confidence, independence, focus and fine & gross motor skills and more Read more
Making A Horse Connection
You CAN get close and connect with a horse, and we'll guide you from a distance. Horses will respond to your attunement, empathy, positive regard and other non-verbal communications. We've got a field-full of personalities who can't wait to find out who you are! Ages 5 +. Families welcomed! Read more
Soft Skills - with Horses
Soft skills are sought after! These are your people skills and social intelligence that impact your relationships and performances . . at school, work, and wherever else you interact with others. Why learn with horses?
Leadership / Management Exercises
What about this: try supervising a loose horse in a circular pen, without touching him. Let's say the goal is to keep the horse moving at a walk (not a trot) clockwise around the pen. Too little direction from you and he'll change direction or stop and eat the grass beneath. Too much pressure and he'll get frantic and run. Challenge yourself to read and respond to the horse's body language in order to successfully complete the task. Notice how you work under pressure . . . and in unknown territory. What strengths do you employ? What's triggered?
And let's pretend this horse is one of your employees, clients or students. Gain outside, gain insight and have fun in a whole new way. Yes, you'll get a little direction from "senior-management" (a HorsePlay facilitator.) Read more
Imagine the fun - and insight - as your team (or family) work together to navigate an obstacle course with a horse! You'll likely discover new strengths and novel ways of approaching tasks and solving problems. Out-of-doors and out-of-the-box. Teams of 2 -10 can work from a safe social distance. Read more
Pony Safari . . . New dates TBA. Our May Safari was a huge hit!
That's right! A drive-thru experience the whole family can enjoy from their own vehicle. Talk about curbside-enjoyment!! Meet n Greet with ponies, catch a demonstration, check out a guided herd observation and play I-Spy along the way. Pony Safari is weather-dependent, so dates will be announced on a pop-up basis.