Host A Clinic

We like to work with our clinic hosts to find a format that best suits those who will be attending the event.

Learning and applying Horse Speak is nuanced, we want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the experience, therefore, we limit the number of hands-on participants based on the format you choose.

In large part, the horses determine the flow of the clinics, making each clinic a unique experience based on what the horses bring to it.  The key clinic topics will be covered but Sharon does not use a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach; instead, she responds to the individual horses and what they are presenting in the moment.

We prefer to use the facility’s horses during clinics for Sharon’s demonstrations and for clinic participants’ learning and practice.  

Clinic Formats

We offer several standard clinic formats and can also customize a clinic to suit your / your horses’ needs (such as clinics for therapy horses and handlers).


Horse Speak Immersion Clinic

3.5 days, 8 hands-on participants

Sharon will take 8 hands-on participants through all topics from Horse Speak, the Equine-Human Translation Guide

You will be working side by side with Sharon as she unfolds the feel of Horse Speak, giving you the insider’s perspective on horse language and opening the door to your deepest potential as a horse person.

The experience will be like no other, as Sharon brings you into balance within yourself as she gives instruction on horse language. You will be able to take with you tools that can be applied immediately to your horsemanship practice.

The use of horses at the host location is preferred.

The Immersion Clinic is usually offered as private experience for the hands-on participants only (ie, no auditors). If you have other needs, let’s talk.

Typical Day: 9 am to 4 pm / Lunch 12:30 to 1:30


Horse Speak Experience

2-4 days, 8 hands-on participants, auditors welcome

This two-four day clinic is suitable for those with or without previous Horse Speak experience.  We will work with and learn from the horses at the host facility.  Participants will learn what horses value – what is enriching to them – and how to offer them enriching experiences that meet their needs.   The techniques learned apply to all horses.

In large part, the horses determine the flow of the clinic, making each clinic a unique experience based on what the horses bring to it.  The key Horse Speak concepts and skills will be covered but there is not use a ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to the clinic agenda; instead, Sharon and the participants will respond to the individual horses and what they are presenting in the moment.


Introduction to Horse Speak Clinic with Hands-On Participation

2 days, 8 hands-on participants, auditors welcome

Sharon will be focusing on the mechanics of Horse Speak, giving hands-on participants personal coaching along the way. This clinic is more about the mechanics of the language and application and less of a deeper journey into oneself.

Sample Day:

9 am to 10:30 am: Instruction
10:45 am to 12:30 pm: Instruction with Hands-On Participants
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm: Instruction
2:45 pm to 4:30 pm: Instruction with Hands-On Participants
4:30 pm to 5 pm: Closing of the Day


Horse Speak “Phase” Clinics

2.5-3 days, 8 hands-on participants, auditors welcome

We offer a series of Clinics (Phase I, Phase II and Phase III) for participants and facilities who desire to master Horse Speak.  Each clinic builds on the previous clinic and participants must complete the clinics in sequence as full participants, with 6 months or less between clinics.


Horse Speak Instruction and Private Lessons

2 days, 5 hands-on participants with their personal horses, auditors welcome

Sample Day:

9 am-9:30 am: Instruction
9:45 am-12:00 pm: Two 1-hour private lessons
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 – 1:15 pm: Discussion
1:30 pm-4:30 pm: Three 1-hour private lessons
4:30-5 pm: Closing of the Day


Horse Speak Instruction and Demonstration Clinic (1/2 day)

Note: This clinic is only available to locations one hour or less from Westminster, Vermont

Sharon will come to your facility or personal farm and demonstrate the nuances of Horse Speak. It’s a perfect opportunity to see Horse Speak in action and see how Sharon uses the Greeting Ritual and the Buttons of Horse Speak to communicate with your personal horse.

Private lessons will be available following the clinic.

We prefer to schedule these events during the week.  Please contact us for more information and pricing.


Important Clinic Information

Preparation

  • We strongly urge hands-on participants to read Horse Speak The Equine Human Translation Guide and watch Horse Speak: First Conversations DVD before attending the clinic.
  • Horses traveling onto the clinic site must be safe to be handled by all clinic participants. We prefer to work with the horses who live at the host facility.

Auditors

  • Sharon welcomes auditors in all clinic formats. 
  • The number of auditors is determined by the clinic host.
  • A host may chose not to open a clinic to auditors if a more private, intimate setting is preferred.

Travel and Housing

  • Within the New England area travel fees are based on round-trip mileage. The first 25 miles are included and anything over that is $.50 per mile.
  • For clinics outside of New England, other travel expenses may apply, such as air-fare for Sharon and an assistant, lodging, and meals.

Contact us about Hosting a Clinic