Holistic foundation skills from the ground up

Communication, Respect, Trust, Negotiation, Choice


Gain Confidence, reasoning, self awareness through activities with horses.


Interactive games with humans and horses, play, obstacles. Students will master basic horse handling/ground work skills prior to mounting. Depending on experience this can be many sessions. Some people choose to stay with ground work and calming horse time. Sessions are led through Conversations and challenges.


I utilize “ teaching moments” to introduce lessons in real time


Advanced /experienced students – Discover new challenges and opportunities!

Relearn with positive reinforcement, less tack, better understanding.

sessions are 1 on 1 and small groups


Work with horses helps relieve stress, anxiety, depression.

$50 an hour. Maximum weight: 165 lbs to mount (everyone welcome to do unmounted work). 2 persons from same household together 75$ an hour.

Training with you and your horse - $75 hr


Hands on educational presentations with your small group at your location start at 100.00 hr.


INCLUDED: All horse equipment, personalized lessons, outings, email and phone time, reference and informational suggestions, opportunity to observe farrier, dentist and veterinarian


NOT INCLUDED: Your own required safety and comfort equipment, entry fees for parks, memberships to horse clubs or riding groups/events.


My Experience: My style is based on many years of experience, working with other people, research, and learning from my mistakes. Modeled after Mia Lykke Nielsen, Missy Wryn, Pat Parelli, and Stacy Westfall. I also love Emma Massingale.

I have been working with horses and other critters for over 30 years, including rescue and retraining. Experienced in mounted patrol and equestrian trail work. Safety, emergency response, was first aid instructor for over 20 years. I have worked in the mental health field with children and adults. I am experienced with trauma recovery, including Post Traumatic Stress, and disabilities.
Lets talk: sallyforth@pon.net 707 321-5728


Lisa Gurian – Learn With Horses lisaandthecritters.biz