Shannon Parks, MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ

“Our residency would like to thank you and your staff for the amazing experience we had at your facility during our retreat.  I can speak for the entire residency when I say that we all learned something about ourselves and about our group dynamics that day. 

You and your staff’s passion and love for your work made our day even more enjoyable and meaningful.”

Jane Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Memorial Hospital

“Thank you so much for the fabulous learning experiences you provided our executive and management staff at The Horse Institute.  They are still talking about it these many months later.  Previously many of them had attended various leadership/management seminars sponsored by our hospital association, or in some cases university study.  However, the unique opportunity you provided made a dramatic impression on them.  Your program allowed them the opportunity to implement techniques and experience the results as opposed to just reading about them.  And the horses introduced an entirely new challenge/opportunity to most of them, which they all sincerely enjoyed.  As I continue to work with our staff I can see the results, which in some cases were expected and in others came as a pleasant surprise.  We very much look forward to our continued work together.”

Andrew Santandra, Chief Executive Officer of Friendly Honda

“Thanks to your clinic, I am going to make a very important switch between two people.  I cannot begin to tell you what a huge impact this will have on revenue and customer satisfaction.”

Leah Cadwallader, Cornell Cooperative Extension. 

"It was such an amazing day.  I'm usually very skeptical of any more team building exercises, but this was so different and enlightening.  I had surprising insights, more than expected, into my personal and managerial style (e.g., too quick to reward).  I was interested to see how quickly the program brought together and built trust among a group of disparate individuals.  Working together across program teams is not something we often do.  It was a great experience sharing our individual expertise with others."

Anonymous Feedback From Participants.

“I learned a lot about myself as a manager and my fellow management team.  We learned to work together, not be afraid to ask for help.  It’s ok to ask for help from those outside your immediate circle, without looking like or feeling like I’ve failed.  Sometimes we need to just step back and regroup.  I am not the only one who knows the ropes.  There was no problem working with horses, the problem is working with people.  Horses are fun!”

“The most helpful aspect of the workshop was the trust in the instructors and therefore knowing that we were safe to proceed with the horses.  The instructors and debriefing, relating lessons learned to our everyday situations were most valuable.”

“The workshop was great.  Instructors were knowledgeable and very friendly.  Great job!”

Horses are the most forgiving creatures God ever made. - Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans