Transformational Healing with Horses as Your Guide

Access your authentic self through the power of the horse.
Healed by a Horse® Equine Experiential Coaching sessions help you find balance, alignment and healing by becoming more in tune with your body, your senses, your environment and your emotions.

What is Equine Experiential Coaching (EEC)?

Equine Experiential Coaching is a partnership of horses with humans in a variety of introspective and interactive activities that elicit deep 

form of learning during which the horse acts as a partner in the process of healing, growth, and self-discovery.


Equine Experiential Coaching program where horses partner with humans

Healed by a Horse® is a unique EEC program in that we focus on body-centered approach , is an  to lead you to self-discovery, emotional intelligence and living with authenticity in your personal or professional life.  

This elicits profound reflections of self-awareness as well as developing communication & other interpersonal skills (such as leadership, empathy, relationship-building, critical thinking, decision-making, self-regulation & perspective) that are crucial to our ability to thrive in our careers (& lives overall).

Because EFL is a practical experience, it empowers us to model different behaviours, skills & approaches to achieve goals which can be taken away & applied to real-life scenarios.

At REFLEX, we provide Equine Facilitated Learning workshops to support companies with their employee engagement initiatives to improve their employee experience, including unusual team building activities, leadership skills development, building confidence and employee wellbeing & resilience at work.

EEC is designed to help you release negative beliefs, heal underlying emotional and physical trauma, and acquire tools to assist you in your daily life as new or recurring challenges come up—all with the help of horses as healers, teachers, and guides.

Horses are prey animals who live in groups called herds. The very survival of each and every herd member depends on the effectiveness of the herd leader and the herd’s ability to function as a cohesive team. To ensure their continued survival, horses must constantly be aware of threats to their herd, including predators, weak leadership, and poor team dynamics. We can watch this survival instinct in our domestic horses as their reactions to their environment will clearly dictate whether all is well and they are ‘at ease’, verses if they perceive a potential threat to their safety and are ‘at attention’. When we work with horses, they provide us with immediate feedback on how they perceive and categorize us based on these principles. It is instantly clear whether the horses consider us a good leader, worthy herd member, or a potential threat. Best of all, horses continually reassess everything in their environment, including us, and will respond differently to even subtle changes we make allowing us to test and fine tune our skills. With feedback from the horses, even the most successful leaders and teams will enhance their leadership presence, communication skills, and team dynamics, helping to unlock a new level of performance.

Why Horses?

Horses are highly sensitive beings that live in the present moment and act with 100% authenticity, 100% of the time. They can help you learn to do the same.

They do this in two main ways: with their ability to sense and then mirror your energy and with their ability to magnify your emotions. Horses offer nonjudgmental, immediate feedback so that you can uncover, discover or re-discover the intuitive wisdom held within you that is needed for healing, growing and evolving.

The safe container created within the energy field of a horse can provide a gentle space for deep healing and lead you to living a more authentic life, with powerful new insights about yourself.

How can EEC help me, my group, or my business?

Our Healed by a Horse® herd can provide you, your group, family, or professional team with a unforgettable and unique learning and growing experience. Experiential learning with horses Horses help us develop trust within relationships, clear and open communication, and confidence in leadership and partnerships by providing immediate, non-judgmental feedback.  promotes unity amongst team members, creative problem solving, increased awareness of self and others, improved emotional intelligence, and increased productivity. The herd dynamics within groups of equines give humans an opportunity to observe and engage in relationship building techniques reliant on emotional congruency and body language cues.

What are the benefits if EEC?

Equine Experiential Coaching sessions combine personal awareness, development & reflection opportunities; group bonding & team building exercises; and interactive equine activities into one unique and unforgettable spiritual experience.

Benefits may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a deeper level of self-awareness
  • Cultivate emotional intelligence
  • Build or reestablish trust in yourself and others
  • Access your intuition for decision making
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Explore different leadership styles and skills and their strengths/weaknesses
  • Enhance verbal communication skills
  • Increase understanding of non-verbal communication skills
  • Encourage creative thinking, decision-making & problem solving
  • Improve individual and team performance
  • Reduce stress & anxiety
  • Identify Limiting Beliefs that keep you in unhealthy behavior patterns and relationships
  • Access opportunities for healing from physical and emotional pain, addiction, abuse, trauma, and grief (including divorce, death, illness, job loss, change in location, or other major life changes)
Prior equine experience is NOT required. Everyone can participate and will benefit--even those that have a fear of working with horses. Adjustments in activities can be made based on each individual's comfort level and physical needs. Participants with prior horse and/or riding experience are often surprised how much they learn about themselves and horses in the EEC process.
All Healed by a Horse® Equine Experiential Coaching activities are done with all feet and hoofs on the ground. Therefore, participants will NOT mount or ride horses at any point. At times, there will be close contact with horses (including hands-on activities). Accommodations will be made in accordance with the experience and comfort level of each participant and horse.
Group sessions are available in 4, 6 or 8-hour packages. Programs are customized based on the number of participants and activities you desire to experience. Please email to book a FREE consultation to discuss pricing, session length and activities.
Pricing varies based on the number of participants and the length of the session desired. Please email to book a FREE consultation to discuss pricing, session length and activities. Meals, lodging and transportation are not included.
We can accommodate groups of 2-10 participants. Private 1:1 Healed by a Horse® EEC sessions are also available.
No two EEC sessions are ever the same. There are internal and external factors that are constantly changing for you, the horses, and the coach. Each experience is unique, giving you and your group endless opportunities for healing, growth and expansion.
All sessions take place at: Whispering Winds Ranch 2040 Bend Road Shabbona, IL We are located about 60 miles West of Chicago, just south of Dekalb, Illinois.