The relationship begins 'on the ground', working with and around the horse. Approaching, grooming, leading, and natural horsemanship skills establish presence, awareness, and boundaries.
While our goal is not to teach riding skills, we will progress to mounted/riding work once the foundation has been built first with the horse on the ground. Communication, confidence, body awareness, and trust are emphasized on the back of a horse.
Techniques such as meditation, journaling, deep breathing, and creative work will be integrated into our time around the horse.