Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



When boundaries are clear, consistent and congruent those who approach me will energetically feel my space before they even enter into my field or engage in an interaction. This takes practice with grounding techniques and feedback from others as to how we are perceived. The energy work we do with the horses helps in the discovery of our own boundaries and energy fields. I need to be able to define my personal space before I can differentiate between my energy and yours. Without clear boundaries we can experience enmeshment with another, which creates anxiety and confusion.


Clear and consistent boundaries allow us both to feel safe enough to engage in an interaction that is mutually beneficial. Join us on May 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Challenge U Ranch to explore how horses can teach us how to understand, set and honor boundaries in effective, healthy ways.

What is Equine Experiential Learning?

EEL uses a team approach, bringing together a trained facilitator and the horse, to assist individuals and groups. Through a collaborative learning process, people use experience with the horses and reflection to facilitate learning. The horses non-verbally reflect back instantly both the challenges and the success of our personal skills. It’s now commonly recognized that only ten percent of human communication is verbal, and yet we’ve virtually become mesmerized by words as our social and educational systems teach us to ignore the nonverbal dimension of relationships. Horses teach people how to access that other 90 percent.

Over the course of this engaging afternoon workshop, you can expect the following outcomes:

  • Practice how to set effective boundaries with people who, consciously or unconsciously, try to push others around;

  • Discover how to set limits that are appropriate for you;

  • Learn about energy fields and how to create space to communicate in a present state;

  • Understand that boundaries are both spoken/unspoken (verbal/nonverbal) and create a distinction between them;

  • Improve your relationships and communication through these tools around boundaries.


I knew I would be working with horses, and that we would be focusing on non-verbal communication, but I honestly thought it would simply be a matter of watching for a swishing tail or twitching ears. Your workshop gave me a much deeper level of understanding in regards to the energetic boundaries each of us emanates, and how powerful the response can be when these thresholds are crossed. I was also fascinated to learn about, see, and actually “feel” these boundaries while interacting with the horses. I feel anyone who interacts with other people on a regular basis would benefit greatly from this workshop. The ability to create an environment of calm and mutual cooperation in any business dealing is invaluable. I would highly recommend you, your capable crew and your magnificent horses to anyone who has a desire to create more harmonious business relationships with others.

- Lane Romero-Reiss, CU Alum

May 20: Healthy Boundaries

How to Set & Maintain

Limited to six (6) participants
per workshop!


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


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


$ 65.00 per workshop.
Tuition includes  snacks, 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. Dress comfortably, bring a light jacket, and wear tennis shoes or hiking boots.

>> Cancellation Policy

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.