Horse Speak for Equine Bodyworkers

Bodywork from the Horse's Perspective

Using Horse Speak to support and facilitate Bodywork.

Horse Speak can greatly enhance an equine bodywork session by enabling you to quickly create rapport, establish yourself as safe and trustworthy in the horse's eyes, see and understand messages the horse is sending, and show the horse that you are listening to what he has to say.

Horse Speak helps us understand bodywork from the Horse's perspective and address his concerns in a language he understands. For bodyworkers, this can save lots of time in each session.

This course was created for the Equine Bodyworker, but will provide insight into activities such as grooming, entering a stall, and other common activities.

Topics include:

  • A quick review of a few Horse Speak principles and techniques
  • Horse Speak Techniques for Starting a Bodywork Session
  • Securing the environment
  • Negotiating the horse's Bubble of Personal Space
  • Entering a stall using the Rule of 3
  • Reverse Round Pen and the Buttons
  • Facilitating Results with Horse Speak
  • End a Bodywork Session

Your Instructor

Sharon Wilsie
Sharon Wilsie

Sharon Wilsie is an inspiring and encouraging teacher. Whether you are learning with Sharon in person at a clinic or in one of our on-line courses, you will enjoy the learning process as much as you will love the results you get using Horse Speak with your horses!

Sharon is a has enjoyed a professional career as a horse trainer/rehabilitation specialist, intercollegiate coach, and riding instructor. Her grandfather owned and raced Standardbreds, and her love for horses has been life-long. She has developed and implemented several programs over the last decade, including; volunteer training groups for horse rescues and therapeutic riding centers, Equine Assisted Learning course at Landmark College, as well as hundreds of workshops, seminars, and engagements in a variety of topics about Equine Facilitated Therapies, alternative training and rehabilitation methods for difficult horses and horses with PTSD. She worked with students of all ages, including at-risk youth programs. Sharon’s passion has always been to create a two – way street of mutual healing, awareness, and betterment for both horses and people. Sharon is also a Reiki Master/Teacher.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a self-paced course.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have access to the course for a minimum of one year

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