Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email admin@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Natural Lifemanship Relationship Logic with Rescued Equines
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Natural Lifemanship Relationship Logic with Rescued Equines

Register HERE!

You will be forwarded to the Natural Lifemanship website to complete registration.

The NL Relationship Logic Immersion is a rare and unique experience for participants to deepen and expand their understanding of Natural Lifemanship, as well as the equines with which they interact. This June 21st-23rd, at Horse Sense of the Carolinas, training participants will be given the opportunity to work with horses (and in some cases other members of the equine family) who have been rescued from various adverse circumstances, including abuse and neglect.  These rescues are on a path to one day be adopted into a loving family where they can finally relax and be themselves. Immersion participants will play an important role in helping them get to their forever homes.

Our rescued horses are finally getting their basic needs for food and shelter met, however, they often bring with them a history of trauma - much like our clients do.  They need time spent in a trusting, predictable relationship in order to heal and begin to see humans as partners again. In this Relationship Logic Immersion, participants will get to work intensively with one rescue horse, from the ground, for three days - helping each horse learn to engage and relax in connection with humans.  This is a necessary step toward a successful adoption for them.

Training participants will come away from this training with a deeper appreciation and understanding of their work with horses, as well as for approaching trauma in general.

This weekend promises to be one to remember, and with only one happening in 2019, you don’t want to miss out!

This workshop is for professionals who have taken the Fundamentals of NL and the NL Intensive training. 18.25 CEUs will be offered!  

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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"How To" Training: Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Mindfulness
Jun
28
to Jun 30

"How To" Training: Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Mindfulness

REGISTER HERE!

$495/person

This 2.5 day training is designed for professionals in the field of Equine Assisted Practices and will teach you the ins and outs of offering Trauma Informed Equine Assisted Mindfulness™ to your clients.

Objectives: 

  • Learn to better attune to your clients' needs, as well as your own

  • Help yourself and your clients develop insight into the self regulation process

  • Learn how to utilize formal & informal mindfulness practices

  • Utilize horses and horse activities in building mindfulness skills

Friday evening, starting at 6pm, we'll lay out the weekend plan, and begin the learning process of Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Mindfulness. Saturday we'll spend together in practice in "A Day Of Mindfulness with Horses". Sunday we'll look at the process of offering these services with clients, including indications and concerns with mindfulness and trauma, as well as other approaches to working with mindfulness and horses. Finally, we'll spend some time on how to promote and market the service, both in a therapy and learning setting. 

REFUND POLICY: 
Full refund if you cancel with more than 90 days notice. Within 90 days of the event, we will keep $95 to cover administrative fees. Within 1 week notice no refund available. 

*Lunch is provided Sat & Sun*

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship

Register HERE!

You will be forwarded to the Natural Lifemanship website to complete your registration.

Experience more rewarding connections while empowering others to do the same. Build a business helping people with the help of horses. Help others overcome trauma and stress. The Fundamentals of NL is our basic training and the entry point for all advanced trainings as well as our certification process. Learn, Experience and Connect through Natural Lifemanship.

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Natural Lifemanship Intensive
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Natural Lifemanship Intensive

REGISTER HERE - You will be forwarded to the Natural Lifemanship website to complete the registration

The NL Intensive is an advanced, hands-on training for people who have completed the Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship. In a small group setting working with a partner you will spend 3 days building a connected relationship with your horse (on the ground, and possibly, eventually mounted) and helping your partner do the same. The NL Intensive is required for basic NL certification and is also a pre-requisite for the Relationship Logic and the Rhythmic Riding Immersions.

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Fall-in Fridays:  Monthly Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Monthly Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us on the First Friday of the month if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

May thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

No reservations required, but we recommend you email us to tell us you'll be coming, as sometimes dates change! Email admin@horsesenseotc.com.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Connection to Self: Mindfulness and Horses
Oct
5
1:30 PM13:30

Connection to Self: Mindfulness and Horses

REGISTER HERE!

$75/person

Come meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards inner peace, confidence, and strength. Not only will you spend time practicing mindfulness meditation in traditional way, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Thanks to the horses' ability to recognize emotions, fears, and blockages, you will get insight on how to live with more harmony!

Appropriate for beginner or intermediate level mindfulness and meditation practitioners. Half-day is 100% unmounted. No horse experience necessary.

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Yoga & Horses
Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga & Horses

Register HERE!

Full-day retreat is $150/person

Come meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards inner peace, confidence, and strength. Not only will you spend time practicing restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation in our beautiful outdoor pavilion, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Thanks to the horses' ability to recognize emotions, fears, and blockages, you will get insight on how to live with more harmony! 

Highlights include:

  • Yoga sessions in 3-season pavilion, on 110-acre farm

  • Mindfulness meditation sessions, both at the pavilion and in the presence of horses

  • Equine-Assisted Learning experiential activities with multiple horses

  • Grooming and give-back time with our rescued horse herd

  • Time walking our 150' outdoor labyrinth

Appropriate for beginner or intermediate level yoga and meditation practitioners.

Yoga & Horses Mini-Retreats are available on select Saturday afternoons, for $75/person. Groups are limited to no more than 10 people. 

REFUND POLICY:

Full refund if you cancel with more than 30 days notice. Within 30 days of the event, we will keep $35 to cover administrative fees. With 1 week of the event, no refund is available.

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Fall-in Fridays: Monthly Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Monthly Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us the first Friday of every month if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship

Register HERE!

You will be forwarded to Natural Lifemanship to complete your registration!

Experience more rewarding connections while empowering others to do the same. Build a business helping people with the help of horses. Help others overcome trauma and stress. The Fundamentals of NL is our basic training and the entry point for all advanced trainings as well as our certification process. Learn, Experience and Connect through Natural Lifemanship.

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Regulation for Healing: Drumming and Horses
Nov
15
1:30 PM13:30

Regulation for Healing: Drumming and Horses

Register HERE!

Fee: $75/person

We invite you to come out to our farm to meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards confidence, strength, and inner peace. Not only will you spend time practicing drumming in a regulated way for healing, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Horses and Drumming tune our biology, orchestrate our immunity, and enable healing to begin.

Appropriate for beginner to intermediate level drummers. Half-day is 100% unmounted. No horse experience necessary. Please bring closed toe shoes, if you have your own drum or percussion instrument please bring with you, and layers in case of weather.

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Fall-in Fridays: Monthly Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Monthly Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us the first Friday of every month if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Connection to Self: Mindfulness and Horses
Dec
13
1:30 PM13:30

Connection to Self: Mindfulness and Horses

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE SHORTLY!

$75/person

Come meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards inner peace, confidence, and strength. Not only will you spend time practicing mindfulness meditation in traditional way, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Thanks to the horses' ability to recognize emotions, fears, and blockages, you will get insight on how to live with more harmony!

Appropriate for beginner or intermediate level mindfulness and meditation practitioners. Half-day is 100% unmounted. No horse experience necessary.

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Natural Lifemanship Intensive
May
24
to May 26

Natural Lifemanship Intensive

REGISTER HERE - You will be forwarded to the Natural Lifemanship website to complete the registration

The NL Intensive is an advanced, hands-on training for people who have completed the Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship. In a small group setting working with a partner you will spend 3 days building a connected relationship with your horse (on the ground, and possibly, eventually mounted) and helping your partner do the same. The NL Intensive is required for basic NL certification and is also a pre-requisite for the Relationship Logic and the Rhythmic Riding Immersions.

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email admin@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Guest Lecture at Verner Early Learning
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Guest Lecture at Verner Early Learning

Location: Verner Early Learning; 2586 Riceville Road, Asheville, NC 28805

Topic: Trauma and the Brain (Humans and Horses)

Many of the horses utilized in the field of EAP/L are rescue horses who've experienced their own trauma. How does that experience support the recovery for humans who've experienced trauma? Where are the therapeutic opportunities in this connection?

RSVP here! Please indicate which talk/date you are RSVP-ing for!

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email admin@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Yoga & Horses (Postponed; New Date TBD)
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga & Horses (Postponed; New Date TBD)

Come meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards inner peace, confidence, and strength. Not only will you spend time practicing restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation in our beautiful outdoor pavilion, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Thanks to the horses' ability to recognize emotions, fears, and blockages, you will get insight on how to live with more harmony! 

Highlights include:

  • Yoga sessions in 3-season pavilion, on 110-acre farm

  • Mindfulness meditation sessions, both at the pavilion and in the presence of horses

  • Equine-Assisted Learning experiential activities with multiple horses

  • Grooming and give-back time with our rescued horse herd

  • Time walking our 150' outdoor labyrinth

Appropriate for beginner or intermediate level yoga and meditation practitioners.

Yoga & Horses Mini-Retreats are available on select Saturday afternoons, for $75/person. Groups are limited to no more than 10 people. 

REFUND POLICY:

Full refund if you cancel with more than 30 days notice. Within 30 days of the event, we will keep $35 to cover administrative fees. With 1 week of the event, no refund is available.

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Business Building Master Class
Apr
18
2:00 PM14:00

Business Building Master Class

Presented by Natural Lifemanship and Horse Sense of the Carolinas

Starting April 18th!

Learn what it takes to succeed in running a business helping people with the help of horses. Benefit from the experience and guidance of industry experts Shannon Knapp and Bettina Shultz-Jobe, who share practical insights to help your business thrive. This training meets over 5 one-hour video conferencing sessions and includes a personal consultation with either Shannon or Bettina.

Register at: https://naturallifemanship.com/product/business-building-master-class-april-18th-june-6th-2019/

This course meets live via Zoom over 5 one-hour sessions. Homework and forum participation are encouraged between sessions. After you register, you will receive instructions for joining the Zoom sessions and for accessing your forum.

The sessions are from 2-3pm Central Standard Time on the following Thursdays:

  • April 18th

  • April 25th

  • May 9th

  • May 23rd

  • June 6th

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship

We invite you to call Natural Lifemanship (512-571-2727) directly to register and receive $100 off your Fundamentals Training on April 6th-7th, 2019

Experience more rewarding connections while empowering others to do the same. Build a business helping people with the help of horses. Help others overcome trauma and stress. The Fundamentals of NL is our basic training and the entry point for all advanced trainings as well as our certification process. Learn, Experience and Connect through Natural Lifemanship.

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Fall-in Fridays:  Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Fall-in Fridays: Horseplay for Veterans, Active Duty, First Responders!

Come join us each Friday April through June, and then the first Friday of the month thereafter through December - if you are a veteran, active duty service member, or first responder!

Horses provide veterans and their families a door into working through challenges great and small, whether improving communication, increasing responsiveness to the needs of self and others, or practicing skills related to managing trauma and anxiety.

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Check our Veterans Horseplay WNC facebook page for updates about our weekly groups! 

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Lunch 'N Learn with Shannon
Mar
30
1:30 PM13:30

Lunch 'N Learn with Shannon

Shannon Knapp, our most knowledgeable equine specialist, is giving three Lunch 'n Learn talks (Jan 26, Feb 16, March 30) this winter. Talks held at Horse Sense of the Carolinas will be in the brick house at the farm.

Trauma and the Brain (Humans and Horses):  Many of the horses utilized in the field of EAP/L are rescue horses who've experienced their own trauma. How does that experience support the recovery for humans who've experienced trauma? Where are the therapeutic opportunities in this connection?

RSVP here to attend this talk. Attending another talk as well? Specify date in RSVP!

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email info@horsesenseotc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, March thru December:
March 9, March 23, April 27, May 18,
June 15, July 6, Aug 24,
Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well!

No reservations required, but we recommend you email us to tell us you'll be coming, as sometimes dates change! Email admin@horsesenseotc.com.

Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense,  an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email volunteer@heartofhorsesense.org for more info.

Fee: None

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Lunch 'N Learn with Shannon
Feb
16
1:30 PM13:30

Lunch 'N Learn with Shannon

Shannon Knapp, our most knowledgeable equine specialist, is giving three Lunch 'n Learn talks (Jan 26, Feb 16, March 30) this winter. Talks held at Horse Sense of the Carolinas will be in the brick house at the farm.

Horse Psychology, Herd Behavior and Therapeutic Practices: Why horses? Learn about predator/prey dynamics, the strength, draw and power of the herd, and how these offer the perfect opportunity for humans to grow, develop, learn and thrive in partnership with horses!

RSVP here to attend this talk. Attending another talk as well? Specify date in RSVP!

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Lunch 'N Learn with Shannon
Jan
26
1:30 PM13:30

Lunch 'N Learn with Shannon

Shannon Knapp, our most knowledgeable equine specialist, is giving three Lunch 'n Learn talks (Jan 26, Feb 16, March 30) this winter. Talks held at Horse Sense of the Carolinas will be in the brick house at the farm.

Volunteer Orientation for new volunteers will also be at the farm on the Lunch 'n Learn days from 10:00-11:00am. Bring your lunch or head to Marshall or Leicester, grab lunch and come back for Shannon's riveting talks.

Each talk will cover a new topic. The three topics are:

  1. Intro to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning: Learn the basics of EAP/L and how the work is done, including the various trainings and certifications, and what kinds of horses are great fits for this! Shanon will hold this talk on January 26th at the Horse Sense of the Carolinas farm and on February 28th (6-7:30pm) at Verner Center for Early Learning (2586 Riceville Road, Asheville, NC 28805).

  2. Horse Psychology, Herd Behavior and Therapeutic Practices: Why horses? Learn about predator/prey dynamics, the strength, draw and power of the herd, and how these offer the perfect opportunity for humans to grow, develop, learn and thrive in partnership with horses! Shanon will hold this talk on February 16th at the Horse Sense of the Carolinas farm and on March 28th (6-7:30pm) at Verner Center for Early Learning (2586 Riceville Road, Asheville, NC 28805).

  3. Trauma and the Brain (Humans and Horses): Many of the horses utilized in the field of EAP/L are rescue horses who've experienced their own trauma. How does that experience support the recovery for humans who've experienced trauma? Where are the therapeutic opportunities in this connection? Shanon will hold this talk on March 30th at the Horse Sense of the Carolinas farm and on April 18th (6-7:30pm) at Verner Center for Early Learning (2586 Riceville Road, Asheville, NC 28805).

It’s always exciting to learn when Shannon is the teacher!

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Connection to Self: Mindfulness and Horses Mini Retreat
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Connection to Self: Mindfulness and Horses Mini Retreat

Click HERE to register!
Cost is $75/person; retreat is limited to 10 people

Come meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards inner peace, confidence, and strength. Not only will you spend time practicing mindfulness meditation in traditional way, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Thanks to the horses' ability to recognize emotions, fears, and blockages, you will get insight on how to live with more harmony!

Highlights include:

  • Mindfulness sessions on the mat, in nature, and with horses, on our 110-acre farm

  • Experiential Learning activities with horses: "mindfulness in motion"

  • Grooming and give-back time with our rescued horse herd

  • Opportunity after to walk our 150' outdoor labyrinth

Appropriate for beginner or intermediate level mindfulness and meditation practitioners. Half-day is 100% unmounted. No horse experience necessary. Please bring closed toe shoes. All meditation mats and cushions are provided. If you have your own meditation cushion, feel free to bring with you. Layer up in case of cool weather!

Mini-Retreats are available for $75/person. Retreats are limited to no more than 10 persons. 

REFUND POLICY:
Full refund if you cancel with more than 30 days notice.
Within 30 days of the event, we will keep $35 to cover administrative fees.
With less than one week notice, no refund is available

Facilitated byShannon Knapp, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trained, and Jake LaRue, CPSS.


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 Regulation for Healing: Drumming and Horses Mini Retreat:
Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Regulation for Healing: Drumming and Horses Mini Retreat:

Click HERE to register!
Cost is $75/person; Mini-retreat is limited to 10 people

We invite you to come out to our farm to meet horses in their natural environment and experience a new way towards confidence, strength, and inner peace. Not only will you spend time practicing drumming in a regulated way for healing, but you'll also be able to learn about yourself by spending time with horses. Horses and Drumming tune our biology, orchestrate our immunity, and enable healing to begin.


Highlights include:

  • Drumming session at the Labyrinth, in nature, and with horses, on our 115-acre farm

  • Experiential Learning activities with horses

  • Grooming and give-back time with our rescued horse herd

  • Opportunity after to walk our 150' outdoor labyrinth

Appropriate for beginner to intermediate level drummers. Half-day is 100% unmounted. No horse experience necessary. Please bring closed toe shoes; if you have your own drum or percussion instrument, please bring with you, along with layers in case of cool weather.

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