We believe horses help us explore, learn and grow. As we interact with horses, we discover new ways to communicate, collaborate and cooperate in partnership with them and each other.
Our programs are a unique blend of teaching based on building a mental, emotional and physical connection with horses using non-verbal communication. Through observation, groundwork and riding we focus on the horse's body language to learn more about how these prey animals naturally move and communicate. This way of teaching goes beyond handling horses to a way to teach critical thinking, empathy and boundaries. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO.
Environmentally conscious, minimize waste: reduce, recycle, reuse
Healthy horses and healthy humans
Respect for humans and horses
Experienced riding instructors are MA Licensed or British Horse Society (BHS) Certified
Passionate about teaching and great with kids
EAL instructors are EAGALA Certified
Live as naturally as possible in a herd outdoors in fields grazing where horses can just be horses.
Regular routines, consistent care and handling including grooming, exercise and training, hoof care, veterinarian care, dental care, massage and or other body work as needed
Balanced diet with appropriate supplements
No more than three hours per day or fifteen hours on average in program work.
Consistent handling practices
Facility and Land Management
No use of chemicals on property
Annual testing of soil and water
Comprehensive property management and maintenance plan
Partner with Sherriff’s Meadow and others on land management