FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT GROUP SIZES DO YOU WORK WITH?


As small as 3 and to a maximum of 8. Have more people than that? Give us a shout and we can find a solution.




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, these folks have learned more about themselves, and they have overcome their fears.




DO I NEED CERTAIN CLOTHING?


Although chaps and a pair of cowboy boots aren't required, we do have certain safety requirements when it comes to your clothing. Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Please wear closed toed shoes. Boots are preferable. A hat, sunglasses, and sunblock are advised in the Arizona sun. We will have water available.




ARE YOU CERTFIED & INSURED?


Yes! We have been trained by and are certified through Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning, a leading organization in this specific s kills development program with horses. Additionally, we carry extensive liability insurance.




I'M ALLERGIC!


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 IS EPONA EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT? WHY WILL THIS PROGRAM WORK OVER OTHERS WE HAVE TRIED?


Our teachers weigh anywhere from 700 to 1500 pounds. In our program, the horses do the teaching. Human facilitators are there to offer an explanation, provide guidance and to help participants parallel their arena experiences back to their everyday lives. Horses and humans are alike in many ways. Herds ARE to horses, like teams ARE to people. Horses require a leader that they trust and respect. Humans also thrive with a trusted and respected leader, whether in the workplace, classroom or at home. The common parallels between horses and humans creates an experiential learning experience that really sticks! If a horse doesn’t have a respected leader, they will become the leader. This requires participants to be fully present and to “step up.” There is no pushing our teachers around. A horse is a prey animal. Because they are prey animals, horses have highly sensitive and astute senses. They can hear our heartbeats from many feet away. Horses can feel a fly land on a few hairs on their backs. Thus, horses react to slight changes within participants and teams. These reactions enable the human facilitators to see the “teachable moments” and help the participants parallel the experience back to their daily life.





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