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 a mom 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?
Maybe you're hunting for something your kids can do that will help them excel in their relationships at school and at home while building self confidence. Maybe theres a bully they are learning to deal with. Maybe they are the bully, and you'd like ignore it, but you know deep down that it has to stop.
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.


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. To open the gate for your kids to reach new heights and have fun doing it. 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 really 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


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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.

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