About us

Equine Assisted Learning is a term practically no one will google. We know this. We also know you're looking for something.

Maybe you're about to be a mom for the first time (or the second or the fourth). You've got the crib picked out, the registry all done, maybe even a birth plan set up. But what about YOU. What about making sure your communication skills are the best they can be so you can advocate for yourself and your baby? How about your leadership skills - in a couple weeks or months you're going to be 100% in charge of a tiny helpless human, that takes leadership. Come practice these skills and be the best mom to your baby. 
Maybe you're a mom to older kids who feels like your life consists of laundry and dishes and meal prep. You have dreams and you know you used to be a person - you HAVE an identity outside of these little people you love so much. But where did she go? What about YOUR dreams? Do you feel lost in your own life? Check out Authentic You.
Maybe you're looking for more in your relationship. The spark isn't as brilliant as it once was. Or maybe you're tired of not feeling herd when you talk. Perhaps You just started this relationship and you're looking for something fun and different to do together. Try out a Date Day.


Horses can help.

Welcome to Starting Gate.

Here at Starting Gate, we want to help you open the gate to who you were made to be. Open that Gate to a beautiful relationship.


We offer Life Skills Development courses - every program is designed to focus on a specific objective such as communication, teamwork, leadership, empathy, trust and more. These programs can be effective as a single visit, but they become exceptionally powerful when layered together as they build on each other. 

The best part?
The horses are the teachers.

So how does this work?

Each program consists of classroom time and arena time. We work together as a team with the horses to really focus in on a goal for the day and come together at the end to bring it all together. There is zero riding in our programs to allow the horse to really speak to us and be the teacher. No horse experience or riding experience necessary! These programs are open to everyone ages 8 and up! Contact us today for available dates or to ask any questions.

“I highly recommend trying this program. Make sure you take advantage of this. I have loved watching my kids in this program and how patient the teacher is with them. They are learning so much on how to work together as a team and gaining confidence in themselves at the same time."  ​

Tawnya Teller, mom of 4




8am - 4pm

By appointment only​


Call to arrange yours!


11700 S 5th Street
Roca, NE 68430

By appointment only please!

T / 218-213-8167


  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

We have been trained by the world renowned Equine Connection - The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning Inc, who certify all over the world through the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning BuildingBlock™ course. You will see Equine Connection instructors in the videos provided, these will give a better understanding of the value of our programs and workshops.

© 2023. Proudly created with Wix.com