Come and experience a unique connection with horses. During the time spent on the farm, we will explore how we have learned to communicate with horses through history and how we have learned to listen to what they have to teach us. There will be a brief discussion of horse psychology, a demonstration on Natural Horsemanship, and then ample time for you to spend with horses in an enclosed, safe environment which often fosters self growth and reflection. Horses, throughout antiquity, have shared a unique bond with humanity. From early Paleolithic paintings in the Chauvet Caves to the vivid words of Anna Sewell describing a young black beauty galloping through a field, we have been drawn to these beautiful animals. Horses have played a prominent role in human connection, evolution, and identity. They have made appearances in myth, literature, history and have connected us in basic survival through hunting and tilling fields, carrying us into war, and being most true companions. “There are things that the horse did for me that a human couldn’t have done” –Buck Brannaman “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom.” -Sharon Ralls Lemon “Horses were the greatest of my pleasures.” –Winston Churchill
Your hosts, Amber Power and Ilse Eisele are EAGALA certified professionals (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). Amber has been teaching horsemanship and horseback riding (dressage, hunters, jumpers and western stock seat) for over 25 years. Ilse is a certified counselor in MD and DC, professional photographer, and accomplished equestrian. Both have been blessed to grow up with horses and are currently working together to share horses with at-risk youth, non-profit groups, and veteran's organizations.
Bottled water will be provided.
Guests will meet in a quaint farm house and then move to an indoor arena to meet and spend time with the horses. This space will then open to a grassy paddock where horses and guests can move freely together.
Connect with Horses