Our teachers are 900-1500 pounds
Participants in Starting Gates programs work side by side with their teachers, the horses! These teachers are big and are constantly looking for a confident leader. They are masters of communication and will point out when a team is (or isn't) working together to achieve their goal.
Horses are a lot like us
Horses live in herds just like we as humans work in teams. There are many incredible parallels to a horses life and our lives as we go about them. This creates wonderful opportuities to really look at our lives from a new perspective.
Horses are prey animals
With an incredible awareness to their surroundings, horses are constantly giving us feedback. They never lie and give immediate reactions to team dynamics while working with people, giving our certified facilitators plenty of 'teachable moments.'
Learning is hands on as well as in the classroom - making this an experience you won't forget! Every visit is tailored to your groups needs. Taylor, owner and head facilitator at Starting Gate, was certified in Ontario in 2016 and is the first to bring this unique and fun program to Nebraska.
Researched, proven results
Experiential learning is proven to help increase retention of skills and knowledge gained as well as being more fun than sitting through yet another power
point presentation. We are excited for the increased interest and research in horses as partners to gaining better skills and health. Click the PDF icon to read
a 2013 study on our exact same programs and how they helped a group of people in Canada.