Epala® offers interactive horse learning and horse training programs. Epala® also offers equine facilitated learning and equine facilitated coaching programs.
Individuals and small groups come to our beautiful ranch setting in Northern Wisconsin - where our horses run free on acres of land – in order to interact with human participants in a natural herd environment. Participants learn about themselves by learning about horses. Sorry, but we don't allow any other horses on the property except our herd. We guarantee you'll return to your horse with expanded awareness and skills to enhance your partnership. If you don't currently have a horse we guarantee you'll take the knowledge and skills you learn from our herd and apply them to all the relationships in your life!
Epala's® foundational philosophy is based on the EponaQuest Approach. We believe that horses can be both teachers and healers for humans. The Epala® horses reflect back behaviors, emotions and patterns of interaction providing participants with increased personal awareness, the confidence to achieve, the ability to take on a leadership role and the recognition of self-limiting ways of thinking and acting.
Epala® offers 3 different Horse Programs:
- First, Epala® offers small group horse workshops (no more than 6-8 participants) and individual sessions that teach participants how to create a true partnership with their horses. Attendees come to our farm to work with our herd so they can return home to their horses with knowledge and skills to improve their relationship with their horses whether they compete with them, show them or just enjoy trail riding them.
- Second, Epala® also offers an "equine facilitated learning" program for small groups (6-8 people) and individual sessions. Horses, as prey animals, can help humans learn about themselves – how they communicate, how they deal with emotions, how they problem-solve, deal with stress, set a goal and achieve it. In these programs participants work with the Epala® herd learning about horse behavior, horse training and riding but they are learning how who they are impacts the way the horses respond to them. These programs are based on my book, "The Personality Archetypes of Horsemanship," (2nd ed. 2013). I'm certified to both facilitate and train other facilitators to do this work. See www.eponaquest.com
- Third, Epala® also offers beginner to advanced riding instruction. Juli has been teaching riding for 30 years and has been a competitive equestrian since age 12.
She is a certified Riding Instructor and fully insured to conduct all these horse programs.