Our goal at Potter’s Field Equestrian Center is not to just teach someone to ride a horse. Any old riding stable can do that. Our aim is to instill in our clients the confidence to embrace life without fear in whatever form it comes and to discover at the deepest level who they really are. From insightful instruction to enlightening lessons to interactive experiences, our programs are designed to encourage reflection, poise, discipline, confidence, responsibility, a team attitude, and sensitivity to others. We aim to help each client achieve his or her maximum potential.
Our philosophy is to create positive environments that take advantage of the horses’ natural instincts so that instances of inspiration and learning will result in those “ah ha” moments that truly stay with us for a lifetime. We use the client’s strongest asset – his or her will – together with the intuition of the horses to achieve the greatest potential outcome.
The coaching style incorporated by PFEC is derived from EAL (Equine Assisted Learning), which honors and integrates natural horsemanship and herd behavior as a basis for revealing the human mental and emotional health at its subconscious level. The foundation of this work is derived from the equine-assisted philosophies developed by Greg Kersten, Founder of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in 1995. For more information on this unique method of learning, click here.
Our master instructor has 25+ years of experience with horses, has been trained in natural horsemanship, and is both Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) certified. In addition, our instructors also have over two decades of experience as Biblical counselors.