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The Connected HERD™

Heart centered relationships with horses.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Connected HERD™?

The Connected HERD™ offers equine facilitated practitioners additional support, mentorship, and training in their horsemanship skills.

What services are offered by The Connected HERD?

Individual In-Person Sessions & Group Clinics

Trainings may include:

  • General horse stewardship
  • Horse behavior
  • Equine welfare
  • Relational horsemanship
  • Safety & first aid
How much does it typically cost?

Private, Individual 1 hour : $120 session

Semi-Private 90 min (max 2 people) : $200 session

Small Group (max 4 people) 2.5 hour session : $125/person

1 or 2 Full Day Clinics are available at your location.

Individual Follow-up Online Consultations are available at $80/hour

Contact a clinician below for their exact pricing and availability.

The Connected HERD has been developed by The HERD Institute® to offer equine facilitated practitioners additional support, mentorship, and training in their horsemanship skills. Whether you are relatively new to horses or a seasoned horseperson, there’s always more to learn about how to deepen our relationship with our equine partners. 

Our Connected HERD Affiliates offer individual in-person sessions and group clinics tailored to the needs of you and your horse(s). The emphasis will be on how to safely and mindfully conduct your equine facilitated sessions while balancing the needs of your horses and clients. Trainings may cover general horse stewardship, learning and understanding horse behavior, equine welfare (physical and emotional), relational horsemanship and safety.

Individual In-Person Sessions & Group Clinics

Trainings may include:

  • General horse stewardship
  • Horse behavior
  • Equine welfare
  • Relational horsemanship
  • Safety & first aid
Our Connected HERD Affiliates are also available to travel to your location to offer 1 or 2-Day Clinics. Pricing varies depending on location and travel costs. If you are interested in hosting a clinic for our Connected HERD Affiliates, please contact them directly for custom pricing.
 
 

Clinicians

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Private, Individual 1 hour : $120 session

Semi-Private 90 min (max 2 people) : $200 session

Small Group (max 4 people) 2.5 hour session : $125/person

1 or 2 Full Day Clinics are available at your location.

Individual Follow-up Online Consultations are available at $80/hour
Macey McCallion

Macey comes from a background in showing Western and Hunter pleasure horses. She has over 20 years of experience working in the equine industry. She has won multiple Regional and National championships in the Morgan horse show circuit as well as USEF region horse of the year awards. In addition to competing in the Morgan show circuit, Macey has ridden with many top-level riders in dressage, trail, English and Western.

Although Macey’s background is in competitive riding her approach to horses and riders has been heavily influenced by her work in the equine assisted learning and therapy field. After graduating college with a BA in Sociology Macey attended trainings at the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies. This was where Macey began to realize what a profound impact horses can truly have on humans if we let them. She went on to obtain her certification in Equine Facilitated Learning from The HERD institute®.

Macey’s approach in working with horses is a relational one. She believes horses want harmony and connection, and that any issues that arise in your horse are opportunities for the horse to be heard, and the human to listen and adapt. Macey acknowledges that Horses call us to our greatness and they offer us opportunities to grow, heal, and evolve as humans. She currently operates her business, True North Equine, at Sycamore Canyon Equestrian Center in San Dimas, CA. There she offers riding lessons, training, and equine facilitated leaning. She also works at Cal Poly Pomona where she coaches the Western show team.

Her focus is on developing relational horsemanship skills in the human and instilling confidence and trust in horses. Macey’s emphasis is on developing somatic awareness and mental clarity in the human. In the horses, she focuses on relationship building and connection. She can assist you in working on any issues you may have on the ground or in mounted work regardless of your discipline or experience. If you wish to deepen your understanding of yourself and your horse while achieving the relationship you have always dreamed of, contact Macey to set up a session or clinic. 

truenorthequinellc.com

[email protected]

(951) 218-8283

Hannah Knaebel

Hannah has been riding horses since she was 3, and has been teaching and training professionally for over 20 years. Having competed at the International level in eventing, and with a BS Minor in Education, she has a depth of experience and practical knowledge that benefits both horses and learners. Hannah has developed an empathetic and bio-mechanically correct program that ensures the physical comfort and progress of both horse and rider on the classical scale. Hannah is a Licensed saddle fitter and certified in the Franklin Method for Equestrians (the only person on the West coast!), and uses various tools (balls, resistance bands, sponges, etc) to increase the rider’s awareness of what their body patterns are and how to improve them. Having over 2400 CE hours in horse biomechanics/anatomy/physiology, Hannah also addresses the patterns and movement of the horse, helping the horse find a happier, more balanced way of moving across the ground while carrying a rider. Sometimes that means working from the ground first; in-hand work is used to show both horse and rider a better way of moving that can be easier to grasp, safer, and more illuminating. As a saddle fitter, the balance and comfort of the interface between the horse and rider is addressed as needed. Hannah also holds an Equine Facilitated Learning Level 2 Certification through The HERD Institute, which provides a great appreciation of the embodied experience we as individuals bring to our horses; the EFL facet adds a depth of understanding and illuminates broad reaching connections with ourselves, our horses, and our communities that go beyond a simple horsemanship lesson.

Hannah is located in the Seattle area and is available to travel to work with you and your horses. She does not offer sessions at her own facility.

[email protected]
(206) 715-1068

Private, Individual 1 hour : $120 session

Semi-Private 90 min (max 2 people) : $200 session

Sarah Morehouse

Sarah Morehouse has been riding horses since she was 8 years. Starting off in the western riding world, as her passion grew, she expanded into training and competing in classical dressage, hunter/jumper, eventing, and cross country throughout her 29 year riding career. She has taught traditional riding lessons in multiple disciplines since 2004 and in 2013, became a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International.

Growing up in Northern Virginia, Sarah has been fortunate enough to ride and train with top riders in many disciplines, and through her travels, riding internationally. Throughout, Sarah has maintained and stood by her compassionate equestrian views, focusing on the relationship with horses both on the ground and under saddle. 

In addition to being an accomplished rider and experienced riding instructor, Sarah also is certified in Equine-Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy through The HERD Institute®, as well as a certified Equine First Aid Instructor, through Equi_First Aid US, and a certified Equine Nutrition Instructor, through A Stable Connection. Combining her knowledge of horses, EFPL, and relationship building with horses, she can provide a wealth of knowledge tailored to the individual needs of the participants. From basic horsemanship, to how to work with horses in the equine-facilitated field, to training your horses, she will work with you to make the most out of your session.

Sarah is located in Orlando, FL and is available for individual sessions and semi-private sessions.

[email protected]
(802) 823-2888