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Therapy Associates offers trainings specific to businesses and their employees using equine therapy



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Therapy Associates is now offering Equine Assisted Corporate Training, an innovative and experiential program using horses as a part of the training team. This program is offered to corporations and businesses that wish to improve various leadership, communication, and teamwork skills among their employees.

Our trained facilitators have created team building exercises where participants and horses work together to create a positive corporate culture where individual strengths are valued. Our facilitators will work with you to address the challenges occurring in your business and help discover positive solutions in a fun non-threatening environment. 


The Value of Using Horses in Corporate Training

Those who are familiar with horses recognize and understand the power of horses to influence people in incredibly positive ways. Horses are honest teachers they give immediate feedback by mirroring human behavior. Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses and discussing the experiences, behaviors, and patterns that emerged during the activities. Some behaviors that surface during the activities are non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem-solving, leadership skills, taking responsibility, teamwork, confidence, attitudes and how participants relate and interact with others.

The Value of Using Horses in Corporate Training

Kena Frey, LCSW counselor at Therapy Associates talks about the use of equine therapy for businesses interested in improving team work and resolving work related conflict issues. This intervention is used by business owners and managers who are looking for ways to improve production and company morale.



Horses are sensitive to non-verbal stimuli and human emotions and therefore provide visible information on human nonverbal communication and body language. Horses are also social animals much like human beings with defined roles within their herds. Because of this natural instinct they are able to deliver insight into individual roles within a team and group dynamics. Horses are playful animals and like to have fun and enjoy being with their peers. They have distinct personalities, attitudes and moods; an approach that works with one horse won’t necessarily work with another.  At times, they seem stubborn and defiant.  In other words, horses provide vast opportunities for metaphorical learning, an effective technique when working with even the most challenging individuals or groups.


Therapy Associates offers trainings specific to businesses and their employees using equine therapy.  Listed below are workshops offered to businesses using equine therapy.

Why the use of horses is an effective tool for leadership training?


Horses mirror the energy or emotions given to them by the people who are interacting with them. They reflect it back, thus giving the participants and leadership trainers immediate feedback of how the participants communicate, interact with others, and work as members of a team.

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Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Developing top talent and achieving stronger performance:

  •  Mentoring Versus Coaching

  •   Transformational Leadership

  •    Emotional Intelligence

  •   Communication and Innovation

  •  Performance and Conflict Management

Developing and Building Teams

Developing a positive and willing team culture:

  • Team Member Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working with a Variety of Personalities

  • Communication and Innovation

  • Performance and Conflict Management

  • Goal Setting and Execution

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Stress Management and Confidence Building

Learn how managing stress can also build confidence:

  • Prioritizing

  • Goal Setting and Execution

  • Overcome Fears and Embrace Challenges

  • Communication and Innovation

  • Personal Growth

Personal Development

Learn to build on strengths and gain personal insight:

Personal Insight and Personality Traits

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Communication and Innovation

Performance and Conflict Management

Goal Setting and Execution

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Communication Skills

Learn how to improve communication skills:

  • The communication process

  •  Listen to understand

  •  Validation

  •  Verbal and Non-verbal communication

  • Expressing your Needs and Ideas

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