Work With Me

My Services

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Training for Horses

Compassionate Care/Enrichment Programs/ Behavior Modification Plans & Positive Reinforcement Based Training For Our Equine Friends

  • Private Consultations & Training at your place
    (California Bay Area, and occasionally in Douglas County Oregon, or at Zayante Hollow Ranch in Felton)

     

  • Create a personalized behavior modification plan /shaping plan using positive reinforcement approaches, including enrichment strategies and environmental management. 
     

  • Find the reason behind the behavior 

  • Virtual consultations - phone or video conferencing.

  • Don’t have a horse?
    We have plenty of horses at Zayante Hollow in Felton.

  • Horse-loving kids & adults are welcome in a non-riding atmosphere at Zayante Ranch in Felton.

  • Clinics and workshops.

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Training for Humans

Work On Yourself!  Your Horse Will Love You For It.

  • Build skills for being more mindful with your horse.

  • Relationship building with your horse.

  • Understand the ways we mirror horses.

  • Practice kindness toward yourself.
     

  • Practice authenticity & mindfulness around your horse.

  • Learn & listen to your intuition with your horse.

  • How to be our very best selves for our horses.

  • Grounding exercises & easy meditations with your horse.

  • Yoga for relaxation, stress relief, and physical strength.

  • Empowerment & confidence building.

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Support for Parents

How To Find The Right Trainer For Your Child

  • Know what questions to ask before hiring a trainer​.

  • Understand the most important safety guidelines for children when around horses.

  • Discover what's most important to your child and why they want to be around horses. 
    Note: it may not be riding!

  • Identify the qualities of a safer horse.

  • Understand the behavior difference between freedom of choice and control of a horse.

  • Learn how horses can help kids gain confidence, learn respect, understand responsibility, and develop empathy toward all animals and living beings, as well as their environment. 

  • Understand how the right trainer can assist in cultivating a magical relationships between kids and horses.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"My ten-year-old son came to Kendra feeling stressed out, discouraged by his schoolwork, and interested in little more than video games.  But over the months he's spent working with Kendra and the horses, I've watched a magical transformation take place:  his frustration and disinterest have been replaced by a new sense of calm and purpose.  Not only has my son learned valuable horsemanship skills with Kendra and Red, but he's also benefited greatly from the therapeutic aspect of caring for the horses.  Kendra is knowledgeable, encouraging, and incredibly patient.  She carefully tailors each session to my son's skill level, so that he feels challenged but never pushed.  And amazingly, the horses are equally sensitive to my son's needs.  They are intuitive guides who nudge my son toward becoming a confident leader in all that they do.  As my son's groundwork improves, his faith in his own ability soars.  It's been wonderful to watch him realize that he can succeed and form meaningful relationships -- with horses and people alike."

- Meg Reese, Client