Nearly 200 horses roam on the desert floor, the scent of their dusty hair with the pungent desert fauna brings me back home to my body and soul. If we are lucky and receive a little rain, the creosote plant will release a musky, earthy smell, and the air will be bright and fresh. The days are warm and the nights are crisp, truly a wonderful getaway from the grey winter skies up north. The peaks of the Rincon Mountains look over the ranch giving the entire experience a dance of inner exploration and heartfelt inspiration.
Over the past ten years, I have traveled to Arizona to continue the Coaching with Horses work throughout the winter. One might think that horses who have carried hundreds of riders on their backs through the desert, often for several days in a row, would be bitter, dissociated, or tuned out to the human experience. Yet, I find just the opposite to be true. The herd knows me now, and they know what I represent and where my heart is and how I honor their wisdom in my programs. They eagerly show up for our program, enjoying the shift from trail riding to taking individuals on a more spiritual journey into their core.
There is something utterly unique about an entire herd of horses being fully grounded and present for humans. Their reliable energy and open hearts can invite one and all on a spiritual journey of awakening, exploring what is between the physical and spiritual worlds. This opening may be unexpected in a more traditionally styled dude ranch atmosphere. Yet I experienced the power of the herd in this way every time I have entered into this unique herd. Even the horses who are not working directly with my group brings healing to the environment.
Today I will roam the ranch and say hello to some old four-legged friends. As I pause and gaze into the deep well of their eyes, I will also note the additional grey hairs and a bit more wrinkles around their eyes. Their bodies two will show the softening of age, even with their continue physical movement daily. My Dad use always to say, “Regardless of what you are doing, time keeps marching on.” Here I am reminded of that.
In so many ways, humans have continued to take and take. And the horse continues to give and give. Last year during the retreat, I facilitated over 40 people offering the Ho’oponopono pray to all of the horses here and beyond. This pray asks for forgiveness. The pray focused on asking the horses to forgive us all of any wrongs done to them and the entire species through all time and space. It was our way of honoring their presence and service to mankind. During the session, I watched over 35 horses licking and chewing as they circled the arena with a human walking aside, as an interdimensional communication was happening between species.
Pray, of any kind, is such a lovely way to communicate and to show gratitude, ask for forgiveness, and sending healing light to others. My prays are based in deep appreciation that I have been granted the gift to partner with horses on this spiritual journey of helping others to transform their journey from a typical everyday repetitive pattern into mystical experiences with a deep connection to all. And as I give my heartfelt thanks, I also ask for clear guidance on how I may continue to serve.
This year I was guided to create a smaller, more intimate event. I removed the word “conference” and kept the word “retreat.” The primary intent of the retreat is to help others retreat into themselves and find their authentic nature through their sacred time with the horses. The horse knows how to bring us back home to the true self.
Additionally, this year I have been guided to incorporate technology into the exploration of the power of the horse to heal and expand the human heart and consciousness. Throughout this year’s retreat, I will measure the change in energy levels of the human before and after they work with the horses. I will gather information about the shifts in the energy levels and alignment of the chakras, stress levels, and the energy levels of organs, before and after the Equine Facilitated Learning Sessions. Having already experimented with this measuring device at home, I am interested to see what may transpire. It has been a profoundly useful experience for me. My intention is for it to be useful for clients to bridge the intuitive knowing into the science-based data.
If you are keen to explore your energy in a relationship with a horse and understand the patterns that you hold within your system, there will be more opportunities to work with me. My newest program Horse as Alchemist will provide you with these experiences.
Horse as Alchemist – NEW PROGRAM
Beginning in 2020, during some of my programs, I will use a new scientific device to measure the changes in the energy field of humans through their interactions with horses. I will start at the Retreat in Tucson this January. I have also reshaped my Quantum Horse program into a new, Horse as Alchemist program to include this compelling and informative experience. The Horse as Alchemist program infuses a deep understanding of the energetic dance between humans and horses. If you are keen to have a deeper understanding of how to influence your energy centers and enhance your energy field, this course is for you.
You will explore on many levels the experience of energy exchange, how to bring more healing energy alive in your life, and how to open up your channels to become more intuitive. Included in this course are individual scans that will show you what shifts and changes in your sessions along with underlying patterns in your system. The horse highlights and
brings to surface what is ready to be seen and shifted. If you are prepared to dive in deeply with the horses, learn several tools and processes to move energy, then I highly recommend you enroll in my Horse as Alchemist program.
2020-2021 Yearlong Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching (EFLC) Certification Program – Now Enrolling!
I have started enrolling for the 2020-2021 Yearlong EFLC Certification Program – our most comprehensive and in-depth training program. We incorporate Horse as a teacher, guide, mentor, and healer for humans. This program is the complete choice for coaches, riding instructors, therapists, artists, equine specialists and counselors who wish to integrate Horse into their business.
Learn how to bring expansive states of consciousness, growth, and learning to humans through interacting with horses.
If you feel drawn to take the next step in your business, I invite you to email me directly to request the complete information packet.
EFLC Level One – Sign-Ups are Starting
The EFLC Level One program incorporates multiple aspects of working with Horse. During the first three days of the program, the Dance of Authenticity through the Wisdom of the Horse workshop offers experiential exercises with a goal of reaching higher levels of authenticity, presence, intuition and emotional intelligence through working directly with horses. After one day off, you then begin the four-day EFLC Level One training segment. This portion teaches how to facilitate sessions employing Horse as a co-coach, teacher or mentor.
We have three EFLC Level One programs planned this year and you may select the one that works best for you. Click here for dates and more information.
I invite you to join me in this ongoing telephone-based program where you will dance and move in the quantum field while accessing new realms of intelligence. The Horse Ancestors will lead you back to the ancient and natural methods of connecting to the Source, giving you comfort, hope and new ways to navigate our often chaotic world.
Expand Your Spirit is much more than a one-off coaching session or spiritual reading. This program is a very specially designed intensive for you: the individual who is ready to create a more soul-filled life directed by her intuition.
The program is ongoing and you can begin anytime. I personally invite you to join me for this wonderful and vibrationally expansive ongoing experience.
Hope…From the Heart of Horses
How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength, and Awareness
If you are new to this work of Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching, or just want to feel inspired by some wonderful stories of how horses teach humans, I invite you to pick up a copy of my book, Hope… From the Heart of Horses. Each chapter offers a life lesson direct from the horse in forever changing a person’s life.
Pathways to a Radiant Self: A Journey of Growth and Discovery with the Chakras
Explore the seven vital energy centers (chakras) within the human body. Filled with assessments, meditations and charts.
Paperback, 8.5 x 11″ with 155 pages. $21.95 USD*
*We ship books only to the United States and Canada.
Ways to Engage with Kathy . . . .
Onsite Workshop: Soul Emergence: Find Your True Self in the Herd
Are you done playing small and are ready for your True Self to emerge? Are you ready for a horse to help your Soul Emerge?
How do you merge back into life after living for so long with so many limitations and restrictions? Honoring and maintaining what is important to you in the current state of society may be difficult. Or, you may be ready for a completely new part of yourself to emerge into the world. This moment is an opportunity for rebirth, to remove all masks that hide your true self.
There is no better teacher for living authentically and true to one’s self than a horse. Horses invite you to listen to the calling in your heart. Attend my first onsite program in 1.5 years, Soul Emergence: Find Your True Self in the Herd is an invitation from “HORSE” to move from merely functioning to becoming connected to all aspects of self and to all of life.
To register or read more about this program by Clicking Here
Coaching with Horse – Emotional Intelligence and Energy Mastery (EFLC Level One Training Program)
Now Online! Imagine a life where you are living your purpose while partnering with horses and making a significant impact on others’ well-being. Every day you feel warmth and expansion in your heart because you are finally living your calling. You are a conduit for positive change and deep connections.
- Tired of looking at your horses, knowing they are waiting for you to live your potential?
- Wanting to help others through the power of horses, but need more confidence to do so?
- Ready to understand and integrate new levels of energy and emotional intelligence into all of your relationships?
- Currently offering Coaching with Horses sessions, but they lack the transformational, soul-revealing, and life-altering depth you know is possible?
Life coaches, riding instructors, therapists, artists, and counselors who wish to integrate horses as teachers and healers into their life purpose, vision, or business attend the online EFLC Level One training program. This course provides coaching and facilitation skills creating empowerment for all attendees. Learn how to guide others through powerful energy awareness and emotional development sessions with horses.
This program continues to be very popular and successful. Perfect for those who want to work directly with their own herd while learning, and not have the expense of travel. Read more about it and book your Interview/Coaching Call by Clicking Here
One with Horse – with Kathy Pike, from anywhere in the world
The One with Horse online journey is a magical and inspiring six-week transformational process of exploration that will honor the invisible communication, unspoken understanding, and deep channel of exchange possible with horses. The program includes:
- 6 weeks of in-depth videos and tutorials to guide you in explicit detail through each step of the program.
- Meditations to bring you in line with your authentic self and open the connection with your horse.
- Detailed processes and methods to assist you with taking your relationship with your horse to the next level.
- Worksheets to help you document and guide yourself through the experiences and emotions that are brought to the surface.
- A very special releasing and reclaiming ritual.
- Tips on how to progress through active work with your horse.
- A special session on how to receive deep healing from your horse
The One with Horse transformational program is beyond riding, and riders are also welcome! Most exploration takes place on the ground and can also be easily transferred to riding. One with Horse brings activates your subtle energy field to awaken a deeper relationship with your horse.
For more information and to sign up for this One of a Kind Experience with Your Horse:
Get your own signed copy! – Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Relationships and Healing
Inspiring true stories of how horses teach humans and heal their hearts. Horses are sensitive creatures with hearts ten times larger than humans and much more to share with us than meets the eye. Life Lessons offers poignant short stories about the trials and tribulations of befriending horses. Equine expert Kathy Pike brings you on a healing journey that includes lessons a wild horse taught her, how horses teach humans in her equine facilitated learning programs, and personal insights about living off the land and engaging with the dynamics of a herd each day.
Life Lessons is now available. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses will deepen any horse lover’s understanding of the invisible and emotional bond between horse and human.
Get a signed copy directly from Kathy Pike, the author. Single signed copies are $22 (including shipping), or $16 each when you order two or more (including shipping). (Sorry, but we cannot ship signed books outside the US at this time.)
Click Here to order your personally signed book today!
My favorite interview to date. I fell in love with Frederieke and enjoyed my time with her so much…
(Ancient Wisdom – New Consciousness). Explore the spiritual side of engaging with horses during this wonderful exchange. Be sure to post your comments below! If you are on a learning path with your horse or would like to deepen into one, be sure to order Kathy’s latest book, just out in April of 2021: Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Relationships and Healing. Inspiring true stories of how… Read more…
I look forward to supporting you on your journey with horses and invite you to participate in any of these offerings.
Kathy and the Herd