A trauma-informed and neuroscience-based lens on horse-human relationships

Relationships can be among the hardest and most rewarding parts of life. 

They have the potential to bring such joy and yet also can also yield challenges that put us up against the edges of our own knowledge, awareness, and capacity.

This is especially true for horse-human relationships.

We believe that any course that helps people better understand horses will also ideally help people better understand themselves. 

In fact, we cannot remove ourselves from the equation when trying to understand domesticated horses, who live in human-oriented worlds.

But how do we make sense of the vast amount of information out there?

The amount of interest in trauma and attachment has skyrocketed in recent years, and there have been fascinating research discoveries and advancements in neuroscience that have changed our understanding of horses and humans.

But not all of this information is readily accessible or easily understandable.

Articles can be hard to find and heavy neuroscience jargon can be a turn-off.

If your eyes glaze over or you find yourself re-reading the same paragraphs over and over, you are not alone.

It is complicated terrain, and you may have found yourself feeling daunted or overwhelmed, wondering where to begin.

We are excited to be your tour guides on this adventure.

Peter Levine, founder of Somatic Experiencing®, says that maps are not the terrain but that they sure are helpful to get around.

Sarah Schlote and Dr. Steve Peters have come together to create a master class and some focus courses that present a number of useful maps with you to help you better understand yourself and your horse.

They will also be translating complicated concepts so that you become more fluent, and bridging head knowledge into a more practical and bodily felt sense of knowing as you explore and navigate this fascinating geography with (hopefully!) greater ease and confidence.

Ready to get started?

Our Master Class is our more in-depth dive into this material as an introduction to some fascinating concepts.

Our Focus Courses are brief explorations of specific topics.

For Black, Indigenous, and other persons of colour who experience marginalization due to race, please contact us to discuss scholarship opportunities.