Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat

Description:

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.

REGISTER HERE

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat

Description:

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.

REGISTER HERE

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NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INTENSIVE
Aug
3
to Aug 5

NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INTENSIVE

Trainers (Subject to Change):

Tim Jobe, Shannon Knapp, and Lauren Startup

DATES:

Fri. Aug. 3 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2018
Date and location to be confirmed

Contact Natural Lifemanship for ALL registration and refund information! 

The NL Intensive provides the opportunity for you to build a connected relationship with a horse over the course of the three-day training. Each pair of participants is partnered with one horse and you will practice Natural Lifemanship principles to build connection through attachment and detachment, first on the ground, and eventually mounted, on a bareback pad in the round pen.

To attend this training, you must have completed the Fundamentals Training.

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

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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Rhythmic Riding Immersion
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Rhythmic Riding Immersion

Dates:

Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Date and location to be confirmed

During this three-day intensive workshop, you will delve deeply into Rhythmic Riding™, the mounted component of TF-EAP. 

One of the greatest challenges of doing or facilitating mounted work in TF-EAP is that people tend to lose a focus on connection and instead resort to power, domination and control while on the horse’s back. Although they may work hard at building a connected relationship on the ground, people will naturally feel it is their responsibility to control the horse once they are on his or her back. Because of this we are very careful and intentional about how we introduce mounted work in sessions, and how we teach it to EAP practitioners at our trainings.

The purpose of mounted work in TF-EAP is to deepen the connection the client experiences with the horse while leveraging the physiological support that the movement of the horse provides.

Properly facilitated by the therapy team, mounted work provides a powerful opportunity for the client to deepen their sense of connection with themselves and with their horse while experiencing somatosensory input of a quality that reorganizes the brain. Bottom up regulation is promoted by engaging the brainstem with rhythmic, patterned, repetitive, bilateral movement that the client does not have to produce for themselves. With the lower regions regulated and organized the client is better able to access the midbrain regions responsible for connection.

Participants will learn:

  1. How to tell when areas of the brain are regulated or dysregulated
  2. Ways to promote bottom up regulation with various kinds of sensory input
  3. Ways to teach top down regulation capitalizing on the eustress provided while mounted
  4. How to introduce mounted work in a way that promotes bottom up and/or top down regulation while deepening the client’s sense of connection with self and with their horse
  5. When it is appropriate to dismount and practice regulation skills outside the round pen
  6. How the equine professional may discern when to maintain the connection with the horse on a lead rope or release that connection to the client who is mounted
  7. The difference between making a request by connecting with the horse versus by controlling her
  8. How to integrate music in Rhythmic Riding

About the Rhythmic Riding Intensive

  • We use both didactic and experiential instruction that consists of groundwork and mounted work. The training will not take place entirely on horseback.
  • The immersion is limited to 10-12 people with no more than 4 participants per trainer.
  • This training provides the foundation for learning how to do trauma processing on the back of a horse (a training that will be offered beginning in 2018).
  • The Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship is prerequisite to this training.
  • Beginning in 2018, the NL Intensive is also a prerequisite to this training.

This training is required for Advanced NL Certification (available in 2018!).

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Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat

Description:

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.

REGISTER HERE

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Relationship Logic Immersion
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Relationship Logic Immersion

Dates

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 - Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018
Dates and Location to be confirmed

Delve deeper into Relationship Logic™ 

The Relationship Logic Immersion offers 3-Days of Intensive Relational Work with an Untrained Horse. 

The Relationship Logic (RL) Immersion is a 3-day training that focuses on applying NL principles on the ground as you develop a connected relationship with an untrained horse. Participant-trainer ratio is limited to no more than 4:1, with a maximum of 10-12 participants per training.  Relationship Logic is one of the two core components of TF-EAP, along with Rhythmic Riding. Where the client spends most of his or her time, or in what sequence, is entirely dependent on the needs of the particular client. Therapy teams must know the Natural Lifemanship model well enough to discern how and when to use NL ground work and when to use mounted work. Whether the relationship between client and horse is occurring on the ground or mounted, Relationship Logic is always in effect.

Why We Partner with Untrained Horses

Historically, horses have been taught to do the right thing because they were afraid not to. Training techniques were based on fear and intimidation. Natural Lifemanship uses humane, psychological techniques to teach horses to do the right thing because they have come to believe that cooperating with humans (rather than resisting, ignoring, or appeasing them) is the best way to get their needs met. The principles used to teach this are applicable in a wide variety of human interactions. The changes people must make within themselves to be able to apply these principles transfer to many life situations.

Gaining an in depth understanding of the method and mechanics of building a relationship will give you clearer insight into helping your clients build functional and fulfilling relationships through TF-EAP. The benefit of using untrained horses is that you are able to learn relationship principles in their most pure form with a horse who is virtually a “blank slate” when it comes to relating with humans.

TheRL Immersion is required for Advanced Certification (available in 2018!).

The NL Intensive is a pre-requisite for this training.

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The HOW-TO Retreat: Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Mindfulness™
Sep
14
to Sep 16

The HOW-TO Retreat: Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Mindfulness™

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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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 29 Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat

Description:

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.

REGISTER HERE

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Introduction to Natural Lifemanship and TF-EAP
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Natural Lifemanship and TF-EAP

Introduction to Natural Lifemanship & TF-EAP™ is a one-day training that covers the basic science and principles at the foundations of Natural Lifemanship.

Trainers: Bettina Shultz-Jobe & Shannon Knapp
To register for this training, click here!
Tickets are $115/person

This training is for anybody who wants to learn about brain development, trauma-informed care, and the role of connected, attuned relationships in promoting positive growth, well-being, healing and recovery. Participants will gain foundational knowledge and a basic understanding of the Natural Lifemanship principles for building connected relationships. The introductory training does not replace the Fundamentals of NL training nor does it cover the material we teach at that training in as much depth; but, it is meant to provide a solid overview for a minimal time commitment and expense.

Who should attend? 

Anybody interested in the following questions should consider attending the Introduction to NL & TF-EAP:

  • How does the brain develop? What are the effects of trauma?
  • Why does connection matter? What does connection have to do with the brain?
  • Because connection matters, what are the implications for how we build relationships?
  • How do the NL principles for building connected relationships support healthy development, mental health and recovery?
  • What do these principles look like and feel like in action?*

*Some, but not all, introductory trainings will include horses. When it is possible to include horses at these trainings, participants will observe live demonstrations and may be given the opportunity to experience the NL principles in relationship with a horse (no horse experience is necessary). When trainings do not include horses, videos and other kinds of activities may be used to demonstrate and experience the principles. Each individual training description will indicate whether or not horses will be included in the training.

NOTE: This training does NOT count toward NL Certification. The entry level training required for NL Certification is the Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship.

IMPORTANT: Due to space limitations at our trainings we have a strict refund and transfer policy. Please review it prior to completing your purchase. When you accept our terms and conditions upon checkout, you will be agreeing to this policy.

Natural Lifemanship is an approved continuing education provider. 4.5 Continuing Education (CE) Hours are awarded to eligible attendees who complete this training. See our terms and conditions for details regarding our CE policy.

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FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP
Oct
6
to Oct 7

FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP

DATES:  

Sat. October 6 - Sun. October 7, 2018; Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Marshall, NC
To register for this training, click here!

Sat. December 8 - Sun. December 9, 2018; Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Marshall, NC
Date and Location to be confirmed

Fundamentals of  Natural Lifemanship

• Cutting-edge horse training principles with seamless application to human psychology
• Processing past trauma as it surfaces through building the relationship with the horse
• Use the psychology of the horse to address the psychology of human trauma
• Use the rhythm of the horse to bring the human brain and body back into rhythm

Find out more here

 

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Mindfulness in Motion
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Mindfulness in Motion

Join us for this day-long retreat!

Spend a day outdoors at the Horse Sense farm practicing mindfulness both on the mat and with horses. Walk our beautiful labyrinth, attune to yourself and to your environment, and enjoy a calm, relaxed focus for the entire day. This day-long retreat is an ideal way to care for yourself!!

REFUND POLICY:

Full refund if you cancel with more than 30 days notice. Within 30 days of the event, we will keep $65 to cover administrative fees. With 1 week of the event, no refund is available.

REGISTER HERE

 

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat

Description:

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.

REGISTER HERE

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP
Dec
8
to Dec 9

FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP

DATES:  

Sat. December 8 - Sun. December 9, 2018; In South Carolina

Fundamentals of  Natural Lifemanship

• Cutting-edge horse training principles with seamless application to human psychology
• Processing past trauma as it surfaces through building the relationship with the horse
• Use the psychology of the horse to address the psychology of human trauma
• Use the rhythm of the horse to bring the human brain and body back into rhythm

Find out more here

 

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Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & Horses - Afternoon Mini-Retreat

Description:

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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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INTENSIVE
May
11
to May 13

NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INTENSIVE

3-Day Training Tickets:

Before March 30th, 2018     $1,200
After March 30th, 2018       $1,400
Auditor*$275
* The Auditor Rate is available for Natural Lifemanship Members who have previously attended an Intensive training.

Trainers (Subject to Change):

Tim Jobe, Shannon Knapp, and Lauren Startup

DATES:

Fri. May 11 - Sun. May 13, 2018
To register for this training, please click here!

Fri. Aug. 3 - Sun. Aug. 5, 2018
Date and location to be confirmed

Contact Natural Lifemanship for ALL registration and refund information! 

The NL Intensive provides the opportunity for you to build a connected relationship with a horse over the course of the three-day training. Each pair of participants is partnered with one horse and you will practice Natural Lifemanship principles to build connection through attachment and detachment, first on the ground, and eventually mounted, on a bareback pad in the round pen.

To attend this training, you must have completed the Fundamentals Training.

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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

DATES:

Saturdays, April thru November:
April 28, May 19,
June 23, July 14, Aug 11,
Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 10

INTRO TOURS/DEMOS

11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena

INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS

April thru November, 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 info@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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Body, Mind, Equine: A One-Day Workshop of Yoga & Horses
Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

Body, Mind, Equine: A One-Day Workshop of Yoga & Horses

You can register now for our October 13th workshop!

Take An Awareness Journey through Yoga & Horses with Long-time Yogini and Trail Rider Cathy Woods for this nationally acclaimed program. 

Explore the parallels of Yoga and Horsemanship in this fun & learning program. From the yoga mat, to arena time, ground work, in the saddle & optional bareback segment. Using yoga to improve your horsemanship, become a more aware and conscious rider!

All level of riders and yogis welcome! Horses provided.

April 14, 2018; 9:30am - 5pm  

Paying by check? Make out & mail to:
Horse Sense OTC, 6919 Meadows Town Road, Marshall, NC 28753
Registration is confirmed once check is received. Please provide us with an email address to connect with you once we receive your check.

10 participants maximum (there will be a waiting list once we are full)
Cost: $150


REFUND POLICY:
Full refund if you cancel with more than 30 days notice.
Within 30 days of the event, we will keep $65 to cover administrative fees.
With less than 1 week notice, no refund is available.

Lodging available on property for overnight guests;
contact info@HorseSenseOtc.com to arrange

For more information contact cathywoodsyoga@gmail.com

 

 

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FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP
Apr
7
to Apr 8

FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP

DATES:  

Sat. April 7 - Sun. April 8, 2018; Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Marshall, NC
To register for this training, click here!

Sat. Oct. 6 - Sun. Oct. 7, 2018; Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Marshall, NC

Sat. December 8 - Sun. December 9, 2018; Training in South Carolina

Fundamentals of  Natural Lifemanship

• Cutting-edge horse training principles with seamless application to human psychology
• Processing past trauma as it surfaces through building the relationship with the horse
• Use the psychology of the horse to address the psychology of human trauma
• Use the rhythm of the horse to bring the human brain and body back into rhythm

Find out more here

 

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Introduction to Natural Lifemanship and TF-EAP
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Natural Lifemanship and TF-EAP

Introduction to Natural Lifemanship & TF-EAP™ is a one-day training that covers the basic science and principles at the foundations of Natural Lifemanship.

Trainers: Bettina Shultz-Jobe & Shannon Knapp
To register for this training, click here!
Tickets are $115/person

Another Intro available Oct 5!

This training is for anybody who wants to learn about brain development, trauma-informed care, and the role of connected, attuned relationships in promoting positive growth, well-being, healing and recovery. Participants will gain foundational knowledge and a basic understanding of the Natural Lifemanship principles for building connected relationships. The introductory training does not replace the Fundamentals of NL training nor does it cover the material we teach at that training in as much depth; but, it is meant to provide a solid overview for a minimal time commitment and expense.

Who should attend? 

Anybody interested in the following questions should consider attending the Introduction to NL & TF-EAP:

  • How does the brain develop? What are the effects of trauma?
  • Why does connection matter? What does connection have to do with the brain?
  • Because connection matters, what are the implications for how we build relationships?
  • How do the NL principles for building connected relationships support healthy development, mental health and recovery?
  • What do these principles look like and feel like in action?*

*Some, but not all, introductory trainings will include horses. When it is possible to include horses at these trainings, participants will observe live demonstrations and may be given the opportunity to experience the NL principles in relationship with a horse (no horse experience is necessary). When trainings do not include horses, videos and other kinds of activities may be used to demonstrate and experience the principles. Each individual training description will indicate whether or not horses will be included in the training.

NOTE: This training does NOT count toward NL Certification. The entry level training required for NL Certification is the Fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship.

IMPORTANT: Due to space limitations at our trainings we have a strict refund and transfer policy. Please review it prior to completing your purchase. When you accept our terms and conditions upon checkout, you will be agreeing to this policy.

Natural Lifemanship is an approved continuing education provider. 4.5 Continuing Education (CE) Hours are awarded to eligible attendees who complete this training. See our terms and conditions for details regarding our CE policy.

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Lunch 'n' Learn
Mar
17
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch 'n' Learn

Dates:

Saturdays, January through March:
January 27, Feb 17, March 17

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

January through March, one Saturday of each month - we will gather at the Brick House (7041 Meadows Town Road) to share about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning and the horses that make it all happen. Bring a lunch and your questions! Each session will feature a separate topic in the field of equine psychotherapy!

January 27th topic: Intro to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning
February 17th topic: Intro to Natural Horsemanship
March 17th topic: Horse Psychology and Horsenality

No reservations required, but space is limited. Questions? Email us at info@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
Feb
17
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch 'n' Learn

Dates:

Saturdays, January through March:
January 27, Feb 17, March 17

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

January through March, one Saturday of each month - we will gather at the Brick House (7041 Meadows Town Road) to share about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning and the horses that make it all happen. Bring a lunch and your questions! Each session will feature a separate topic in the field of equine psychotherapy!

January 27th topic: Intro to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning
February 17th topic: Intro to Natural Horsemanship
March 17th topic: Horse Psychology and Horsenality

No reservations required, but space is limited. Questions? Email us at info@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
Jan
27
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch 'n' Learn

Dates:

Saturdays, January through March:
January 27, Feb 17, March 17

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

January through March, one Saturday of each month - we will gather at the Brick House (7041 Meadows Town Road) to share about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning and the horses that make it all happen. Bring a lunch and your questions! Each session will feature a separate topic in the field of equine psychotherapy!

January 27th topic: Intro to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning
February 17th topic: Intro to Natural Horsemanship
March 17th topic: Horse Psychology and Horsenality

No reservations required, but space is limited. Questions? Email us at info@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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Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

Dates:

Saturdays, March thru December:
REMAINING TOUR DATES IN 2017: Dec 9

Intro Tours/Demos

12 PM

Volunteer Orientation Sessions

1 - 1:30 PM

Introductory Tours/Demonstration Saturdays

March thru November, 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 info@horsesenseotc.com.

Interested in Volunteering for Heart of Horse Sense? Join us from 1-1:30 on the same days to learn how you can Volunteer! Or Email volunteer.hohs@gmail.com for more info.

Fee: None

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Day-Long LGBT Retreat
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Day-Long LGBT Retreat

The Experience

  • An introduction into unique therapeutic approach using horses as catalysts for emotional growth and learning
  • Comradery and fellowship of other veterans
  • A non-threatening environment to try out new behaviors and receive instant feedback
  • An opportunity to experience horses in nature and the beauty at the 110 acre HSOTC Farm

Fully Refundable $50 deposit to hold your spot

Contact Talia@HorseSenseOTC.com
Participation is FREE, but Registration is REQUIRED

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Introduction to Natural Lifemanship and TF-EAP
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Natural Lifemanship and TF-EAP

This is a one-day training for anybody who wants to learn about brain development, trauma-informed care, and the role of connected, attuned relationships in promoting positive growth, well-being, healing and recovery. 

Participants will gain foundational knowledge and a basic understanding of the Natural Lifemanship principles for building connected relationships. The introductory training does not replace the Fundamentals of NL training nor does it cover the material we teach at that training in as much depth; but, it is meant to provide a solid overview for a minimal time commitment and expense.

Get more details and registration information here!

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 NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INTENSIVE
Sep
15
to Sep 17

NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP INTENSIVE

DATES:

Fri. Sept. 15 - Sun. Sept. 17, 2017

Contact Natural Lifemanship for ALL registration and refund information! 

Natural Lifemanship Intensive

  • Learn advanced Natural Lifemanship principles and practices 
  • Refine your abilities by building a relationship with an untrained horse, learning how to guide clients through Relationship Logic™
  • Deepen your understanding of the Natural Lifemanship process through role playing
  • Learn the specific Rhythmic Riding™ sequence of self-regulation skills 
  • And so much more!

Find out more here!

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 FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP
Jul
21
to Aug 20

FUNDAMENTALS OF NATURAL LIFEMANSHIP

DATES:  

Fri. July 21 - Sun. July 23
Fri. Aug. 18 - Sun. Aug. 20, 2017

Contact Natural Lifemanship for ALL registration and refund information! 

Fundamentals of  Natural Lifemanship

• Cutting-edge horse training principles with seamless application to human psychology
• Processing past trauma as it surfaces through building the relationship with the horse
• Use the psychology of the horse to address the psychology of human trauma
• Use the rhythm of the horse to bring the human brain and body back into rhythm
• Use mounted work to build skills for self-regulation

Find out more here

 

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WEEKLY DROP-IN VETERAN EVENTS:
Apr
1
to Dec 31

WEEKLY DROP-IN VETERAN EVENTS:

Fall-In Fridays, for Veterans, Active Duty and First Responders: Fridays 10 AM - 12 PM

Also: 

  • Combat Veterans Group - Wednesdays 10am - 12 PM (By Appointment Jan - April 1; weekly April 1 - Dec 31)
  • Women’s Group: Tuesdays 10 AM - 12 PM (By Appointment; call or text us by Monday 5pm to let us know you are coming; we’ll meet you at the farm! 828-206-3057 or tag us on Facebook Veterans Horseplay WNC page.

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

 

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