Frequently Asked Questions
HOW IS FLAR EQUINE EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT?
We Facilitate with horses. Why choose a 1200 pound teacher? We use horses for 3 main reasons.
They have been researched in this specific program.
They're a flight animal and their senses are HIGHLY astute.
They are a PREY animal.
As a prey animal, they are sensitive to the stimulus of each participant and they respond to participants immediately through their body language, giving trained facilitators the "teachable moments” to inspire change. Quite simply, the horse does the teaching; facilitators are there to offer an explanation and provide guidance as they work through the solution. Working with horses creates a unique memory that causes the participants to remember the training far longer than if sitting in ‘just‐another‐classroom'. The power of the horse is the relationships that we make with them. Through the FLAR Equine Experience, we engage the body and mind to create lasting change.
We Guarantee lasting change because you can't fool the teacher!
Our, one of a kind, BuildingBlock™ Certified Equine-Assisted Learning Program© will teach your group how four-legged teachers assist participants in learning the power and strength of non-verbal communication and change within themselves. This is a powerful journey of teaching, learning and understanding. This is NOT just a fun day out, well, it is still fun, but it is a skill-building session that will give you an increase in profits. We can help you make sure you have the right people in the right positions.
FUN + HANDS-ON LEARNING = CHANGE
Immediate change through experiential learning
Objective and outcomes tailored to your organization
Itemization of the issues facing the company
Solid understanding of who is in your team and how to effectively work together
Great leadership comes with being a great communicator
Horses reveal the hidden dynamics of your leaders and teams
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL CHARGES AFTER WE BOOK OUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WITH YOU?
Absolutely not! You will find everything here for your Leaders and Teams.
Your program includes:
Nationally Certified Building Block program
A fun, engaging hour/day of hands‐on skill-building
WHY WILL THIS PROGRAM WORK OVER OTHERS WE HAVE TRIED?
We are one of a kind. We are different. We are unique and we are fun. We have research backing our programs with proven results and outcomes your organization is looking for. The same actions bring the same results. If you want substantial results, then you have found the organization to bring about the change your leaders and teams need to take your company to that next level of profits.
WHAT GROUP SIZES DO YOU WORK WITH?
When working with groups we go as small as 6 and to a maximum of 12.
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE WITH HORSES?
Absolutely not. Our program does not require you to ride a horse so no prior experience is necessary. We inform every group of the rules and safety precautions to take around the animals and the arena. We always put safety first and we can accommodate everyone's different comfort levels around the horses.
WHAT IF I'M SCARED OR DON'T LIKE HORSES?
No worries! If you aren't being pushed out of your comfort zone, you aren't learning. This is an opportunity to overcome your fears or preconceived notions. Some of the people who have attended our workshops have started out petrified, but by the end of the program, they have all learned more about themselves and overcome their fear.
WHAT IF IT IS RAINY, SNOWING OR COLD OUT? WILL WE FREEZE?
We recommend that you dress appropriately and according to the weather. We have to be out there too so we understand the need for a warm/dry environment. If it is a snowstorm or extensive rain we will assess the day of or the day before. If the weather outside is nice, we can always work in the sunshine! We all need to be comfortable to get the most out of the courses.
DO WE RIDE THE HORSES?
No. All of our work is out of the saddle. You will work alongside the horses as part of your team for the best and true reaction of the horse and the most beneficial way of learning for you. This way the horse can be its true self and not be "on the job"
DO I NEED CERTAIN CLOTHING?
Although chaps and a pair of cowboy boots aren't required, we do have certain safety requirements when it comes to your clothing. Simple things like closed-toe shoes and dressing in clothes that you are ok with getting a little dusty. We will give you a full list of these safety measures, of course.
WHERE DO YOU RUN YOUR PROGRAMS? IS THAT FAR AWAY?
Not at all! It takes less time than driving to downtown Halifax for most people!
ARE YOU CERTIFIED?
Yes! Rachael Dent-Flynn is certified through the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning a leading organization in EAL and offers the only certified building block program in World.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, we carry extensive insurance for ourselves and those who attend our programs.
" I'M ALLERGIC"
Knowing is half the battle! Just be sure to take an allergy pill before you come!!!