Equine Assisted Learning

Learning with horses can occur in many contexts. One does not need to be a “horse person” or have experiences with horses to benefit from what they have to offer. Full Circle Farm wishes to share the benefits of learning from horses by offering individual and interactive group programs for adults and children.

Equine Assisted Learning

Sara Rietsch LPC, CAADC offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning programs at Full Circle Farm. Sara is a life-long horseperson and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Programs include individual and group experiential learning and psychotherapy sessions, herd meditations, and weekend intensives. The focus is on growth and healing within the context of the horse-human relationship.

Sara’s professional trainings include:

  • Natural Lifemanship Level 1 trained

  • HERD Institute

  • EAGALA

  • OK Corral- group and team building focus

  • EASE- Equine Assisted Somatic Experience Therapy

Sara also offers Equine First Aid classes through Equi-First Aid USA.

Sara can be reached at (248)970-1362 to discuss her services and schedule your equine session(s).


Equine Leadership Programs

Leadership is more than a title or a position, but a way of thinking and being through actions and behaviors. Effective leadership skills are learned and are an ongoing process. Unharness your leadership potential - reach higher, dream bigger, achieve greater, and inspire others. Let horses lead you to greater leadership.

Full Circle Farm is proud to offer trailblazing leadership programs for organizations and groups. Qualities of leadership is a personal development program using horses. Horses are a unique medium for enhancing qualities that make up “leadership”. Horses are natural teachers because of their innate nature/characteristics. Horses live in the moment and are exceptionally perceptive. They require their human leaders to suspend emotion, accurately interpret potentially changing situations, and then apply appropriate leaderships skills to fit the situation. This involves learning to be more emotionally fit and effectively communicating to become a more confident and effective leader. Full Circle Farm horses along with experienced trained staff offer specially crafted dynamic horse-human interactions which will provide you the opportunity for honing your communication skills and adapt your leadership style and become a better problem solver for challenging situations.

Programs are offered for organizations and groups for a half or full day. No prior experience with horses is necessary. Maximum of twelve people (minimum of four) can participate at one time. The program can also serve as team building for developing better relationships.

Leadership programs are priced as follows:

  • Half Day $125 per person

  • Full Day $175 per person

  • Two Day $300 per person

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