October 27-28

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



On October 27 and 28, join Challenge U for the Parenting Through Connection, an innovative workshop designed to provide parents with key strategies for knowing themselves and relating to their children on a deeper level. This deep connection is the foundation of a loving, healthy relationship.


The content of this workshop offers strategies for parenting to strengthen the child’s propensity to live loving, responsible, resilient, meaningful lives.  We learn concepts developed by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, authors of The Whole-Brain Child. The horses will teach us principles of connection through congruency and clarity.

Why Horses?

Horses are social creatures that readily and honestly respond to the challenges inherent in forming and sustaining relationships. As animals that are preyed upon in nature, they have also retained a highly developed ability to sense changes in the stance and arousal levels of other herd members, an ability they easily transfer to interaction with human beings. Horses see through the slightest incongruities of emotion and intention, yet they are exceedingly patient and forgiving.

In this workshop, you can expect the following outcomes:

  • An understanding the child brain development and how that relates to yourself and your child;

  • Learning how to use 12 specific strategies for engaging the child in challenging situations;

  • Learning how to establish and utilize connection for effective growth and development.


A week has slipped by since by equine experience. At all levels of my consciousness I continue to “know” today what I thought I knew before I meet a beautiful horse that will live in my heart through the connections of a few moments. When my coach asked me why I was walking backwards to lead the horse forward, I was caught doing something that I was completely unaware of. The horse was moving forward despite my physical posture.  I learned that when I connect with other beings my focus, awareness, and sensitivity is for the other. Balance is so important for me and the other being. Moving into balance will enhance my health and the health of all relationships.   Thank you for this insight at a level never experienced before and thank you for your gift of caring. 

- Rebecca, Partner in Bottom Line Results

Parenting Through


Limited to twelve (12) participants
per workshop!


Challenge U Ranch, Liberty, MO (Kansas City area)


12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


$200.00 per person or $350.00 per couple per workshop.
Tuition includes lunch, bottled water and all workshop materials. Receive 10% discount when you register and pre-pay for multiple workshop dates!


No experience with horses is required. In all equine workshops, participants will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of our teaching horses. All work with horses is done on the ground; this is not a horseback riding experience. Dress comfortably, bring a light jacket, and wear tennis shoes or hiking boots.

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Coming in from out of town or just need a night away? We are pleased to share details on our preferred lodging partner. An iconic destination for than more 125 years, The Elms Hotel & Spa is renowned for its beautifully appointed Excelsior Springs accommodations, lavish amenities, lovely grounds and gardens and standard-setting service. Situated in the heart of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, The Elms Hotel & Spa is near Kansas City and is close to attractions like the Hall of Waters, as well as area vineyards, wineries, golf courses and historic sites, and the hiking trails in the many nearby parks. They are just 35 minutes from everything there is to see and do in Kansas City, and they are just 20 minutes from Challenge U! Our corporate code is shared upon registration for any of our on-site workshops and events.