Winds of Change Farm Learning Center

Harness the power of your emotional, intellectual, sensual and spiritual being through nature's inspiration and "step out" for change.  You will open your imagination, creativity and thought and create exceptional outcomes.  

Winds of Change Farm is a natural and relaxed environment outside the confines of institutions, corporate or hotel conference rooms where people can come and enjoy learning in a beautiful peaceful environment.  Nature has a way of opening people to learning and growth like no other place.  This beautiful sanctuary provides a natural setting for individual, group, team and equine assisted coaching for the following programs:

  • A Leader's Journey
  • Personal and Professional Mastery
  • Youth Personal Mastery
  • Transition, Change and Reinvention of Self 
  • Seeking Direction and Work Purpose 
  • Maximizing Team Gifts and Talents
  • Stress Management
  • Well-Being for Engagement
  • Performance anxiety
  • Customized Programs

We integrate our horses, cats and therapy dogs for a unique experiential learning experience. Animals can do what no human can do in helping others because they are soft and comforting, loving and non judgmental.  We have seen many people "step out" and accomplish things they didn't think were possible because of a dog, cat or horse's participation in their process.

The depth of relaxation and excitement that people enjoy at the farm are many times due to petting a cat or dog or grooming a beautiful quiet horse.  These activities can remove learning blocks, move the process forward and assist in goal attainment.  

One client who had an extreme fear of cats was greatly helped by our greeter cat, Nicki. She was actually able to pet Nicki after a couple of months of him trying to win her over. She laughed as she told us he was more dog than cat, which helped her take a risk and "step out" to overcome her fear.

We create custom programs to fulfill our clients' needs.  Once we know what they are looking to accomplish, we will put together an exciting program with or without animal participation.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives.

Enjoy a Video of "Winds of Change Farm"

Drone video Created by Daniel Hancock Photography

Watch as a young woman brings the horses in from the field.  She is exercising her leadership skills as head of the herd.  Will the horses honor her request?

Equine Assisted Coaching

What is Equine Assisted Coaching?

It is a method of learning through the use of horses as partners in a safe learning environment.  It is used with both non horse people and people familiar with horses.  The coaching process is done on the ground with a focus on being authentic.  There is no riding or horsemanship.

What makes a horse a special learning partner?

Horses exemplify the essence of leadership and teamwork in their herd behavior.  They are prey animals who are highly sensitive to energy, emotions, and the environment around them.  They pick up on body changes such as breathing and muscle tension and act as a mirror to the human-being.  They give authentic feedback without judgement and are perfect partners to assist in your growth process.

How will I do Equine Assisted Coaching?

Your coach will work with you and a horse of your choice in a slow and gradual method to introduce you to the work.  As you feel more comfortable, you will graduate to a higher level of interaction with your horse.  You will learn by experimenting with new approaches and interactions as your coach asks you questions and gives feedback.

What will I learn working with a horse?

You will increase awareness of your inner and outer language, emotions, body sensations and energy and practice authenticity.  This will enable you to take action and expand your personal power, presence and communication skills, which are necessary in order to engage others.

What are the benefits of equine assisted coaching?

You will learn in a relaxed natural environment conducive to openness and  learning outside the walls of conference rooms and institutions. You will accelerate and retain your learning because you will embody it through experience, which engages your whole being; intellect, emotions and body versus relying on intellectual memorization with minimal retention.  

What do our clients say about learning with horses?

"My work with Joan and her horse helped me connect authentically with myself and supported me to become aware of how I keep myself from owning my power at work and in life."

Laurie Zuckerman

President & Consultant

Zuckerman Consulting Group, Inc.

Winds of Change Farm Learning Center

Watch as a young woman brings the horses in from the field while exercising her leadership skills as leader of the herd.  She is using her presence, consisting of verbal and non verbal language, emotions, and body energy.  As you can see, the horse leader is challenging her directives, but she is staying respectful and consistent in her communication.  The horses responded by honoring her request.

Drone Video Created by Daniel Hancock Photography