HORSES HELPING HUMANSTraining horses to take care of humans
As a 501-C3, Wild Horsemanship Center provides education to therapeutic organizations, and horse rescues across the country in the areas of Equine Psychology, Horse Development, and Organizational Systemization. All proceeds from donations, grants and our services at WHC go to support the Horses Helping Humans mission of educating and supporting therapeutic riding centers and equine rescues
WHC offers Workshops that are topic specific sessions for 3 hours. This is a great way to get a quick dose of information and coaching with your horse to keep you supported and progressing in between bigger events like Camps or Clinics. SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOPS
WHC offers 2 and 3 day clinics available that are similar to our Camps just in a shorter time frame. We will set individual goals through our Horse Development Curriculum so that you can see how to develop yourself and your horse using empathetic leadership. While achieving all your goals and dreams with horses.
WHC offers 4 and 5 day camps to give you a big boost of education on how you and your horse can better get along as partners, have a more complete foundation of education and how we can be creative and fun while being progressive with our horses.
The Human Development programs at WHC are designed to teach you to develop your horse. You will spend time each day with our Professional Instructors as they guide you and your horse through our Horse Development Curriculum
This program is designed to help your horse progress sooner rather than later. The Professional Horse Development Team at WHC gives your horse the education necessary to be a great partner as you move towards achieving your goals.
About Us"Training horses to take care of humans"
WHO WE ARE
The Wild Horsemanship Center, Inc. was founded by seasoned horse trainers who saw a need for the development of a more positive human-horse interaction. The founders also envisioned using their training skills to re-purpose rescued horses for use in therapeutic situations where they can be used to help people with physical and psychological challenges.
The Wild Horsemanship Center is the corporate umbrella for two training centers. The locations are in Florida and in Wisconsin. Both sites are actively committed to ensuring useful and happy lives for horses. This is being done by focusing on improving the quality of the human-horse relationship through education and training of both humans and horses using empathetic leadership. Our methods are based in natural horsemanship, equine psychology and business.
The mission of the Wild Horsemanship Center:
Working to empower humans to build mutually rewarding horse-human relationships by using empathetic leadership techniques rooted in respect, awareness, and encouragement.
Horses Helping Humans Horsemanship 101 WorkshopThe systemization of education for organizations in the area of horse development is our main goal. We achieve this by educating the entire organization from the President to the volunteers to use the same system of horse development/ training through out.
- The Catch • (Prey/ Predator Barrier)
- Reading the Horse • (Recognizing the Horses Moods and Expressions)
- Right Brain Vs Left Brain • (What they mean and what do we can do about it)
- Haltering • (Knots to Know & Horsenalities)
- Personal Space • (Horse & Human bubbles)
- Leading • (Walk The Line)
- Grooming • (Do we have permission to approach)
- Zoneology • (How we can influence the horses body with energy and leadership)
- Games Vs Training
- Salutation • (How to say good bye to our horse. The lesson doesn't end once we leave the arena)
Meet The Team
Chris CookPresident & CEO
Chris comes to our program with 15 years experience running horse training programs all over the world, specifically colt starting, wild horse starting, problem horses and human development. He spent 10 years mentoring under master horseman Peter Fuller at Willow Brook Natural Horse Center in Pennsylvania and Pat Parelli at the Parelli Campus in Colorado. Eventually earning the titles of Senior Instructor and Senior Horse Development Specialist at Willow Brook and a 2 Star Parelli Instructor title.
Chris started his own business, The Horse Development Program LLC, to help students with young horses get the training they needed to attend the Parelli Levels Clinics before heading to California to lead the horse development program at Silverhorne Sporthorse. Within his first 8 months there, Chris trained 6 mares to compete and win in the Hanoverian Society Performance Test, earning spectacular scores and elite mare status as the first all naturally trained performance test.
In the Middle East Chris was Head of Strategic Development, managing 40 trainers, 90 grooms and the development 300 horses for HBZ Inc and Al Shaqab. Helping to execute one of the first and largest government sponsored natural horsemanship contracts to help educate Arabic riding schools and equine assisted therapy programs.
Chris is proud to be a part of Wild Horsemanship Center. An idea that started in South Dakota, where he was head of Horse Development for the Institute of Range and American Mustang. His idea of building a horsemanship center where horses and humans can build a strong foundation at any level (recreational, professional, business, therapy) based on psychology and leadership, became a reality thanks, to his partner Kathryn Scheer. Now we have Wild Horsemanship Centers in Ocala, FL and Mount Pleasant, WI
Building Relationships with
Thank you B-C Foundation Station for your outstanding horse and human training expertise and your commitment to therapeutic riding facilities like ours! We LOVED the recent Horses Helping Humans Workshops you have done for Special Equestrians in Fort Myers, FL.Priscilla Cullen Kovalsky
We were honored to begin a partnership with B-C Foundation Station which started… with a visit and tour at B-C Foundation Station by some of our staff and board members. Since then, we have taken a substantial group of horse leaders and instructors to B-C for the Horses helping Humans workshop which was outstanding.Jan Fifer
Thank you Chris Cook and B-C Foundation Station’s Horses Helping Humans Workshops! You have made a difference in our horse handling methods and this is proof it works. Our horses and horse handlers are having so much fun! The ultimate winners are SE’s participants!!Special Equestrians Inc
Chris Cook truly understands what our issues are and is giving us common sense sequence approaches which really work benefiting our horses, volunteers and ultimately our participants! And beautiful JOY (who you trained and is with us now at SE) is teaching all of us too! Looking forward to seeing you and your staff again soon!Priscilla Cullen Kovalsky
B-C Foundation Station program is the place you need to go if you want to learn how to treat a horse, how to train a horse, how to have a horse connection.Pat Packingham
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