Frequently Asked Questions
Here are our most frequently asked questions. Let us know if you have any further queries.
What group sizes do you work with?
We can work with individuals, pairs, and groups as small as 4 up to a maximum of 16 in any one session. We can work with larger groups up to 32* by providing an alternative professional development/teamwork activity while half the group does the horse program and then the groups swap. We have partners in other areas of expertise who have been selected as their programs work well with ours. We can also work with your HR/L&D staff to create the desired experience for your team.
*larger groups can be accommodated. Just ask us.
Do I need experience with horses?
Absolutely not. Our program does not require you to ride a horse so no prior experience is necessary. We inform every group of the rules and safety precautions to take around the animals and the arena. We always put safety first and we can accommodate everyone’s different comfort levels around the horses.
What If I’m scared or don’t like horses?
No worries! If you aren’t being pushed out of your comfort zone, you aren’t learning. This is an opportunity to overcome your fears or preconceived notions. Some of the people who have attended our workshops have started out nervous, but by the end of the program, they have all learned more about themselves and overcome their fear.
What if it is raining or stormy? Or there are high winds?
Our programs are run in a covered arena. The programs run in rain, however, heavy rain, thunder storms and high winds make the day unpleasant and even unsafe. We will reschedule your program or refund your money should this be the case.
Do we ride the horses?
No. All of our work is out of the saddle. You will work alongside the horses from the ground as part of your team. This way of working with horses allows them to respond most authentically to you and provides for the most beneficial way of learning for you.
Although chaps and a pair of cowboy boots aren’t required, we do have certain safety requirements when it comes to your clothing. Simple things like sturdy, flat, closed-toe shoes and dressing in clothes that you are ok with getting a little dusty. We will give you a full list of these safety measures, of course.
Where do you run your programs? Is that far away?
Not at all! We are centrally located in the Sydney northern beaches’ suburb of Terrey Hills, just 25 kms from the Sydney CBD and even closer to other business districts such as North Sydney, and the North Shore.
We can also travel and work with other equestrian facilities and their horses both interstate and overseas.
Are you Certified?
Yes! All our facilitators are certified through Equine Connection – The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning. In addition, Jane Hemingway-Mohr is certified and licensed through TeachingHorse LLC.
Are You Insured?
Yes! We carry extensive insurance for ourselves and those who attend our courses.
Knowing is half the battle! Just be sure to take your preferred anti-allergy medication prior to touching the horses. You may also elect to observe the program, rather than participate. We will give you a role so you also experience the power of our programs.