What you'll do
I am a certified Equus Coach and LOVE to show people the beauty and power of the horse/people connection. Your Equus experience is a unique, magical, cutting-edge activity. We will meet at the private ranch Ciara West Equestrian. I’ll give a brief description of why I use horses, and how we can learn from their leadership and presence. I will give you a demo of what kinds of interaction you can have with the horse, and point out the horse’s feedback to my presence or lack there of. You will meet a gentle, curious horse and learn how to get present and connect with the horse. I will interpret the horse’s feedback as you invite the horse to engage in various behaviors, and learn about when you are present and when you are not. You will enter a round pen with a horse. I can join you or you can interact with the horse alone. You can pet the horse, invite the horse to move around the pen, or ask (in horse language) the horse to follow you. Finding the presence and centered leadership to have a majestic horse follow you is an empowering, special experience.
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I lead people through a magical experience with horses called Equus. I have been a psychologist for twenty years and a certified Equus Coach for two. As prey animals, horses are keenly aware of our energy, and are always present. I interpret the horse's feedback and create a powerful experience that can be a time spent connecting with the horse, improving your ability to be present, or a deep dive into an unwanted pattern that shapes your life. No riding is involved, and I partner with gentle, curious horses. This experience will take place on a beautiful hilltop surrounded by redwoods!
I recommend bringing water, but can provide water should you forget!
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Where you'll be
You will have your Equus session at a beautiful private ranch on top of the hills in Woodside. The facility is conveniently located about 28 miles from San Francisco and about 40 miles from San Jose. The ranch, which is on over 100 acres, has amazing views of the ocean. Towering redwoods surround the property. Majestic horses abound. You might see a hawk, a bunny, or a deer. Nature is abundant here!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend. I have done Equus with people who are very afraid of horses, and can make the experience fit whatever you need to feel safe. Also, I am happy to work with more than three people. For four people, I would want…
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We choose friendly, curious horses for the Equus experience! I will tailor your experience to you.
A magical experience with horses!