– Learning Life Skills Through Horsemanship –

Certified EAL Building Block Programs™

A Skills Development Program where horses help humans develop leadership, overcome fear, gain confidence and learn a whole new way of communicating! We use horses to help adults and children take back their POWER! When we work with horses we feel a FREEDOM because they can lift our spirits and give us hope that life can be different. This is an experiential and hands on, an effective way to learn! Horses have no judgement, their world is totally energy based and they respond to the energy of the people they are with. The “mirroring” that occurs is astonishing and powerful giving people an opportunity to see themselves in a different light = freedom to grow and change.

No riding or previous horse experience is required. We provide excellent facilitators and horses that are seasoned veterans and they enjoy working with people!

This is an excellent program for: Team Building, Leadership Skills Development, Finding Your Voice, Conflict Resolution, School Groups and anyone looking for a better way to find a lasting solution with measurable results.

Certified Facilitators

We offer Teambuilding and Leadership Sessions custom designed for an afternoon, a full day or a 2-day program.

Wildhorse also offers School Programs. These programs usually run 8 to 12 weeks at one hour per week. Our programs are approved by the Calgary Board of Education who are forerunners in adapting to the needs of children.

We are also extremely proud to offer First Nations adult and children programs. Excellent for staff retreats.

Wildhorse also takes great pride in our Foster Care and Social Services programs. These programs are custom designed to suit your needs. Please contact us for more details.

Why Horses?

The horse is a master at reading body language, intent, and emotion. EAL is so powerful because of the honest and immediate feedback of the horse. Horses are pure energy and they do not lie, their reactions are upfront and un-biased which leads to excellent feedback for the participants. If you are not fully present when you are working with horses, they will walk away from you because you are like a ghost and they see no reason to stay with you. Bring up your power and your attention and a horse will respect you as a leader and do what you ask. They are always looking for strong leadership.

Research Paper

The Helping Horse: How Equine Assisted Learning Contributes to the Wellbeing of First Nations Youth in Treatment for Volatile Substance Misuse
© University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, White Buffalo Youth Inhalant Treatment Centre, Cartier Equine Learning Centre.

Please Contact Us if you would like a copy of this 78-page document.

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Let’s Chat! Call Diane now @ 1-403-729-2910 for more details or email her using our Contact Page for more information or to book our Team Building services now.

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Wildhorse Ranch & Outfitters are 45 minutes west of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. We are close to the town of Rocky Mountain House.

Wildhorse Ranch & Outfitters is located in Central Alberta two hours North West of the Calgary International Airport or two hours South West of the Edmonton International Airport.