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Awakening Hearts & Inspiring Potential Through the Wisdom of the Horse

Programs & Offerings

Located near Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada, we offer Equine-Assisted Learning, Equine-Facilitated Wellness, and personal life coaching with horses through a variety of programs, workshops, retreats, and nature-based educational experiences.

Set on 105 acres of woodland and prairie, our retreat centre provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. We specialize in nature-based educational experiences that empower individuals, families, and groups to discover new insights and alternative skills for navigating life's challenges.

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Retreat Details

Fee Information

Full payment and completed registration form will hold your space for the workshop or retreat.  You will receive 10% off when you register one month prior to the date of the workshop or retreat!

In the event a workshop is cancelled, you will be refunded full price minus a $25 administration fee.

What to Bring for Your Workshop

  • Dress casually and include layers for being outdoors

  • Wear sturdy shoes for walking and being around the horses, (no open-toe sandals, soft shoes, dawgs etc. around the horses)

  • Bring sunscreen/bug spray

Arranging Your Accommodation

Limited accommodation is available in our three rustic, cozy log cabins which sleep 2 people per cabin.​

  • $75.00 per night if not during a retreat (accommodation is included in price for retreats)

  • If you have any questions or require further information, please phone Carol at (306) 542-3557.

Ravenheart is partnering with Duck Mountain Motel to provide a cozy stay for retreat participants in the event we are full. 

Embark on a short 15-minute drive to reach the picturesque Duck Mountain Provincial Park another excellent nearby choice.

Horses in the winter
  • What is Equine-Assisted Learning?
    At Ravenheart, we're dedicated to blending Equine-Assisted Learning and wellness coaching with horses to enrich lives. Our sessions feature tailored activities suitable for all ages, fostering personal growth and well-being. By teaming up with our horses, individuals can learn to find balance and mindfulness in their daily routines, involving body, mind, and spirit. Through these transformative experiences, Ravenheart helps individuals discover practical tools for self-awareness, overcome limiting beliefs, and embrace personal growth through Awareness, Alignment, and Action. We partner with horses to guide individuals on journeys of personal growth and connection. Through our programs like Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine-Facilitated Wellness (EFW), the horse serves as a gentle guide and teacher. In EAL, participants engage in activities with horses to learn important life skills like communication and leadership, while in EFW, the focus is on fostering well-being through experiential interactions that promote self-awareness and emotional regulation. Our goal is to offer transformative experiences where horses act as guides and allies, supporting everyone on their path to growth and understanding.
  • What is the role of the horse?
    In Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine-Facilitated Wellness and Coaching at Ravenheart, horses are valued partners and guides. They offer immediate feedback through their responses to participants' actions and emotions, aiding in the development of essential life skills such as communication, leadership, and problem-solving. Horses naturally assist in the process, supporting individuals in exploring personal goals and challenges, and fostering self-awareness, emotional regulation, and confidence. Overall, horses play a crucial role in guiding participants on journeys of learning, self-awareness, and personal development through their remarkable sensitivity and non-verbal communication skills.
  • What happens in a retreat, workshop, or session?
    All sessions take place on the ground (no mounted exercises), with a certified equine-assisted learning facilitator and horse specialist, along with one or more appropriate horses or ponies. Sessions are designed and customized to the unique needs of the individual participants and/or goals of the group or organization. Sessions may include exercises with the horses at liberty (no halters, lead ropes, tethering), or using lead ropes, halters, and specific equipment like poles, pylons, and other obstacles that the horses are lead through or encouraged to navigate based on the structure of the exercise. Some of the work we do with the horses and participants involves body, emotion, and mind awareness through reflective sessions, journaling, body scans, and grounding.
  • What if I'm nervous around horses? Can I still benefit?
    Yes you can! At Ravenheart, we make every effort to ensure that everyone feels safe and respected (yes, the horses too!), right where you are, while helping you recognize and break through old patterns. Sessions can be done “over the fence” without close contact with horses, until you are ready to move through your fear. Previous horse experience is not required, and there is no riding involved.
  • How do I participate?
    An outdoor, nature-based model that takes you out of your head and into your body An opportunity to become aware of patterns that are no longer serving you A safe, respectful environment to learn new life skills and tools through the feedback the horses can provide Aha moments of awareness and breakthroughs in as little as one EAL session We interact with horses, mostly at liberty: This means without tack/equipment/tethering This offers an opportunity to connect in a natural and authentic way. Horses can reflect our strengths, challenges, fears, and authentic expression. Horses help us bring focus and attention to the present moment. Engaging with horses requires clear and consistent communication. Nervous or afraid of horses? That’s ok. Sessions can be designed so that participants can benefit from the other side of the fence!
  • Can I still benefit if I'm experienced with horses?
    Yes, we are sure you will! In fact, you are already familiar with the kind of feedback horses can offer you. You understand that horses can “feel” everything when you are interacting with them. An experience of EAL may deepen your knowledge and appreciation of just how this non-traditional way of being with horses can be, and show you how you might view and understand horses at an even deeper level.
  • What should I wear around horses?
    Plan on getting a little bit grubby! Horses are like that. Dress very casually, in layers for the weather, comfortable clothing that you are OK getting dusty or stained. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes or boots, and be prepared for Saskatchewan weather changes. It may start out cool in the morning, and then be very hot and sunny in the afternoon. It may rain, or become cold or snowy, depending on the season. Caution; For your safety, Please don’t wear soft or open-toed shoes, sandals, dawgs, etc. For your comfort, please bring a sun hat, rain gear, rubber boots, bug spray, and sunscreen – all depending on the season and the weather!
  • If your on-site accommodations are booked, are there other places you recommend to stay?
    First, make sure to contact us to see if there is any availability. Next, we recommend our trusted partners at Duck Mountain Motel to provide nearby lodging in Kamsack, and Duck Mountain Provincial Park, both approximately 15 minutes from Ravenheart.

Our Services, Retreats, & Offerings

  • May 17, 18, 19, 2024 Volunteer Experience Weekend


    Starts May 17

    $25 Cabin, $15 camp

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  • with Judith Graile and sponsored by WHOLifE Journal May 24, 25, 26


    Starts May 24

    $495 see description

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  • May 31 - June 2 Tend Your Heart With Horses & Nature with Judith Gra...


    Starts May 31

    $695 see description

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  • Aug. 23, 24, 25 All Inclusive Women's Reading Retreat & Campout


    Starts Aug 23

    $595 see description

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  • Sept. 20, 21, 22 Begin, Believe, Write - A Retreat Tailored for New Au...


    Starts Sep 20

    $795 see description

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