SOCIALLY - DISTANT - FRIENDLY
Make A Horse Connection !
Participants are guided through
on-the-ground interactions with horses
for relaxation & connection,
personal wellness and professional growth.
(There is no riding involved, and no horse experience is required.)
All activities are provided from a safe social-distance.
Guests can simply observe the herd, or choose a horse to partner with.
Learn how to read their unique body language and let the games begin!
We'll guide you through a quiet hands-on experience that will allow for engagement by listening / feeling / and sensing.
Additional activities might include grooming your horse, walking together, navigating an obstacle course or games "at-liberty" (- leading without a rope!)
Many Horse-Connection guests report a deeply relaxing experience as they dive into the horse's non-verbal world. Horses are curious, social beings who desire honesty from everyone around them. You can be truly honest with a horse and they'll reward you for it! Connecting with a horse allows for us humans to be present, tune in to another, deepen empathy and share in positive regard. AND YOU CAN GET CLOSER THAN 6 FEET! Take the opportunity to try something different .. with a horse . . . a living breathing blank page . . . who doesn't judge.
Get present with a horse and exercise your awareness.
Let a horse tell you what they see.
Learn your strengths and use them!
Practice being flexible . . . trying something new.
Go home happy!
As prey animals, horses are highly skilled at reading and responding to their environment: non-verbal cues, energy, intention, honesty, commitment, congruency and more. They will respond authentically - and immediately - to whatever signals we send . . helping we-people to better understand our communication styles, beliefs and patterns. The sky 's the limit if we want to experiment from there:)
"Before there were selfies, we had relationships
to help us see who we really are."
And get this! Horses come in a wide variety of personalities and moods (just like people.) We can learn something different from each of them . . . and take that back into our lives . . .and relationships . . with self, with family and friends . . at school or at work.
Participants report deep relaxation, a quieting of the mind, a rich dialogue within the horses’ non-verbal dimension, and discovery of personal strengths and yes, limitations. Oh, and they say it feels good!!
Ages 5+. Individuals, couples, families. Approx 50 minutes.
Adults from $75 pp. Children 5+ from $60. Families, pods, groups: $85+
Offerings daily, year-round in Kerhonkson, NY,
- just minutes from Minnewaska State Park, excellent eateries and HV attractions.
"Working with the horse today taught me that I when I actively listen and try to understand another's point of view it softens the whole experience for both of us. At first, the horse and I were both reluctant, but I was able to get out of my head and look at the world from its point of view and our relationship changed almost instantly! Something I'm going to do with people more often! Lol" - Lauren, age 33
"This is such a unique experience for every age. I was taken back with how much my 5 year old daughter learned and e engaged with her pony. She was so attentive and respectful of the social cues that Cori identified. I learned so much too. As a healthcare professional myself I can see how this model is so needed.....the horses are healing and gentle in themselves and demonstrate to us how we should be - respectful of each other's space, boundaries and being."
- Dr. Kathia Roberts