Frequently Asked Questions
Over time, we have heard some common questions that we thought would be helpful to answer. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding our skills development program with horses and the work we do at Spirit Of The Horse. However, if you don’t find the answer you are looking for, please give us a call or send us a note and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Horses can magnify an individual’s problem immediately and provide a skilled Certified facilitator with an opportunity to identify an individual’s character. Horses don’t overthink a participant’s motive but horses do challenge their behaviour and leadership.
In a horse’s world, the rules are clear, easy to understand and dealt with swiftly when challenged. Nature provides them with instincts and senses that are very astute. For their mere survival, a wild horse must be aware of their surroundings and quick to react. They watch for the slightest movement, especially threatening body posture. Horses know how to discern the difference between a calm non-threatening approach and anxious, nervous energy; immediately identifying individuals struggling internally. By understanding the true nature of the horse, we can alter our techniques to become efficient facilitators.
Do You Require A Therapist To Be Present? Is This Equine Therapy?
THIS IS NOT THERAPY. We do not require a clinical professional with us to do these exercises, workshops and programs.
What If I'm Scared Or Don't Like Horses?
No worries! If you aren't being pushed out of your comfort zone, you aren't learning. This is an opportunity to overcome fears or preconceived notions. Some of the people who have attended our workshops have started out intimidated. By the end of the program, they have learned more about themselves, they have overcome their fears and walked out with life-altering results!
Do I Need Certain Clothing?
Are You Certified & Insured?
Yes! We have been trained by and are certified through Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning, and backed by The EAL Network a leading organization in this specific skills development program with horses. Additionally, we carry extensive liability insurance.
So Am I! Knowing is half the battle! Just be sure to take an antihistamine before you come. If you don’t know if you are allergic to horses, we have allergy medicine onsite.
How Do I Pay/Book My Workshop Or Program?
What Are Your Covid Safety Measures?
Our classes take place outdoors with LOTS of space!
Our classes are small with a max capacity of 6 participants in a large space, making social distancing easier.
Horses and humans can't get COVID from each other. (See article here) So it's safe to come and interact with our very special teachers.
Sanitation: We will provide hand sanitizer. Facilitators will be wearing face masks and clients will also need to wear masks.
Do I Have to Know How To Ride A Horse?
Do I Need A Helmet?
What Is Equine Assisted Learning?