Normandy Farm announces several new team building programs, partnering with Kindle Hill Foundation

Equine-Assisted Learning


Equine Assisted Learning is at the cutting edge of leadership training, team building and corporate development in America, and we are proud to partner with Kindle Hill Foundation, located just .5 miles from Normandy Farm."



Kindle Hill Foundation is a 501c3 qualified nonprofit.


From your field to theirs, experience hands-on 90-minute activities with the masters of leadership and teamwork themselves - horses.

Equine assisted learning presents a fresh, hands on modality to learn about the world of horses, and how they can enlighten us about our relationships, work ethic, and trust. As a participant, you leave with new skills in empathy, negotiation, and partnering, as well as nuanced nonverbal communication. You'll also feel your heart rate, respiration, blood pressure and cortisol levels gradually decrease, as you safely connect with these gentle animals. It's a unique way to learn more about colleagues, and enhance leadership and communication skills, while lowering stress levels.





THE MODEL

Kindle Hill Foundation follows the EAGALA model, which embraces the science that "humans learn best by doing". The EAGALA team consists of the horses, the Equine Specialist, and the Mental Health Professional, working together, with your team. The model prescribes a hands-on approach where participants are given the space to project and analyze their situations, make connections, and find their own solutions. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting." (EAGALA.org.)


THE EXPERIENCE

Activity 1: Observation & Exercises



This activity begins with the observation and study of equine herd behavior, and graduates to exercises that provide opportunities to practice non-verbal communication through subtle modifications in body language. You will learn to work individually, and in groups, sharing effective strategies for leading, negotiating, and cultivating effective means of persuasion with the horses.





Activity 2: Grooming



You'll learn to rewire your brain, as you experience the tactile sensation of grooming, and its calming effect on your mind and body. How do horses think? What does their behavior teach us? What's it like to feel their muscles through their smooth coats? Horses help us discover our better selves. Ultimately, this translates into self-acceptance, more meaningful relationships with others, and a sense of peace.


Max participants: 6 for a single activity (1 ½ hours) OR 12 if the group splits in 2 groups of 6 per activity.

If time permits, the groups can then swap so they may experience both activities (3 hours).


Contact our team about more information and pricing:

Email inquiries@hansen-properties.com




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