Frequently Asked Questions

How do we get there?

Transportation is the responsibility of the school/organization. We have a map and directions on our contact us page. Most participants are brought out in two vehicles by chaperones or teachers. This is the most cost effective method of transportation.

Do we need any equipment?

We provide all of the equipment for the program, you are just in charge of wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty and closed toed shoes.

Do we need permission forms?

We will send you the permission forms for the participants.

Do we need to provide chaperones?

We do ask that 1-2 teachers or staff members accompany the group during the program.

Are we riding?

We only work with horses on the ground in their natural state. All of our work is out of the saddle. You will work along side the horses as part of your team rather than as a tool. This way the horse can be it’s true self and not be “on the job”. This allows for the best and true reaction of the horse and the most beneficial way of learning for you.

What group sizes do you work with?

As small as 3 and to a maximum of 6. Have more people than that? Give us a shout and we can find a solution.

Do I need experience with horses?

You do not. Our program does not require you to ride a horse, no prior experience is necessary. We will inform every group of the rules and safety precautions to take around the animals and the arena. We always put safety first, but we can accommodate everyone’s different comfort levels around the horses.

What if I’m scared or don’t like horses?

If you aren’t being pushed out of your boundaries, you aren’t learning. This is an opportunity to overcome your fears or get over preconceived notions. We don’t always get to pick our team members at work, do we?

Do I need certain clothing?

We have certain safety requirements when it comes to your clothing. Simple things like closed toe shoes and dressing in clothes that you are okay with getting a little dusty. We will give you a full list of these safety measures, of course.

What if I’m allergic?

Knowing is half the battle! Just be sure to take an allergy pill before you come.

Are you certified?

Yes! Tracy Wood is certified through Equine Connection – The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning, a leading organization in EAL.

Are you insured?

Yes we carry extensive insurance for ourselves and those who attend our course.