Discover the magic of being with horses! Come spend an intimate 2 hours with the horses and other animals at Mountain Horse School (including Rosie the mini pig, Vinnie the sheep, and the ducks and chickens). We will learn animal communication as well as how they think and feel in the world (through an exploration of body language and intuition) and an arsenal of of horsemanship skills including grooming, leading and other groundwork. These classes are split up into different age groups and are suitable for those with no horse experience or those with some familiarity who would like to expand their understanding and true relationship with animals, and deepen their own relaxation, awareness, and sense of wellbeing. Each class will be slightly different as we will work with what the animals and students are bringing to us in the moment- while still covering our learning objectives.
(3-5 years old plus accompanying parent)
Less talking, more doing! Bring your little one to explore and encounter on the farm. Guided meeting of Vinnie the sheep, Rosie the pig, the Muscovy ducks, and the horses! Grooming, and how to move around them on the ground will be covered, as well as a basic orientation in how horses perceive the world and how it is possible for us to understand and communicate with them.
May 5, June 2 10:00am- 12:00pm $45
Open Class (6 + years old)
(Parents can choose to drop off their child, or audit the class)
We will learn to meet the animals and herd on their terms, with respect, wonder and a sense of curiosity. We will learn the basics of how to communicate with horses through body language and intuition, and move into grooming and group leading exercises.
May 12, June 9 10:00am-12:00pm $45
Adult Class (16+ years old)
Same format as the Open Class except we will dive in a bit deeper and find language for more of the concepts behind our connection; from heart resonance to limbic regulation. An amazing two hours in which to step out of the overwhelm of everyday life and just be... A practical, active, and deeply peaceful meditation with horses.
May 19, June 16 10:00am-12:00pm $45
"This is the missing piece! I love horses, but I’m unsure around them. I go for a trail rides about once a year and even though I’m thrilled to take in nature this way, I’m a little nervous. Aren’t they following too close? He really really wants to eat grass, but I’m supposed to stop him? So that’s one reason I signed up—to feel more comfortable.
The second reason the Being with Horses Class appealed to me was the peaceful ad on Facebook: a close-up of Kera and Dublin on a snowy background. I thought, I want that! The time I spent walking and talking with Kera and the animals was just that! Although I’m not ready to let Bea nibble my ears quite yet.
It was fascinating to observe the subtle changes in the horses as we slowly approached them, stopped, and then continued towards them.
Kera’s approach to being with horses and her other animals made a difference in the way I hang out with my own pets. Just two days later, my dog had puppies. I am more aware of Maggie’s body language and I think she appreciates the respect I show her.
I will return to this lovely farm with my animal-crazy son. And the next time I ride, it will be here. Kera offers private lessons too. Yay!"
-Karen McLeod (Being With Horses Adult Class)
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