The world is full of books and courses and retreats promising to help you find your true value and purpose. If you’ve ever experienced self-doubt, low confidence, anxiety or depression, you’ve likely tapped into a few of them. Sometimes you feel better for a little while but it doesn't last. Sometimes nothing changes at all. That’s why this woman’s “Authentic You” retreat workshop is different.
The Authentic You Workshop at Double T Ranch is not designed to be a quick fix. It is designed to facilitate a process through which you ultimately find the road to your happiness, no matter what place you are in your life or the size of the burden you carry. The horse’s pure honesty and their open responses to you will help you find the authentic parts of your being and live in tune with them. It will help you balance who you really are in the present moment of time, and guide you to create a workable balance between your inner being and your outer world. We know we can succeed in helping you because we have successfully helped so many.
Our women's workshops give you the guidance, the “coach,” and the venue to allow you to find your own self-truths.
join us on a process of self discovery!
As women, some of us are constantly in fear of being judged. Horses are incapable of judgment. What a unique thought; to go to a place where judgment does not exist, and we can just be ourselves! They don't care about our clothes, our weight, our spiritual or political beliefs, or where we’ve come from. They just care about helping you to be the best version of YOU that you can be. You are unique! No BS workshops.
At Double T Ranch, your teachers are four-legged beings who greet you without judgment, without concern for your history, and without preconceived ideas of who you are. They will guide you to self-knowledge and a calmness and strength that will change your life permanently.
what does this workshop include?
A Horse To Guide You To Help Find YOU!
Your personal success guide and direction book
4 Programs with horses and objectives to find your authentic self
Communication assessment - this helps not only you understand your style of communication but also understanding all of those people in your life
Country lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the weekend
Bookmarks of your teachers and their stories
Food for thought deck of cards for daily inspiration
A life-changing workshop!
And so much more!
Take the Steps to Make Your Change Now.
When you are with a horse, they have a way of reading you and feeling your energy. They know your boundaries and the true, authentic you.
Horses are prey animals and their number one need in life is to feel safe. They can easily discern between a calm and nervous energy and they know if you approaching them honestly, without confusion and with your vulnerability evident. They will recognize your true self and they will respond to your stimulus by being able to sense physiological changes in your body as you work with them and other people.
This sounds so simple, but in reality, it is the most difficult task for humans. We are not used to feeling safe and vulnerable; they are used to wearing masks and exhibiting strength whether it is authentic or not.
Yes, we work with horses to make it all come together, and no, you don’t have to ride them. You will interact with them, working with them as teammates, because they will guide you to the deepest level of self-knowledge.
In our workshops, you will find yourself naturally developing feelings of trust and self-confidence as well as a host of other emotional health qualities. Horses naturally ground themselves and all their energy must be grounded, just like an electrical circuit in our homes.
Horses have this natural, grounded energy because they need to stay connected to their environment and in constant contact with the earth to survive. By the instinct bred into them, they must live in the present and respond to it. They will teach you how this can impact you. Whether you learn quickly or slowly does not matter because that’s another thing about horses: they don’t judge. They just are. It's time you take action!
Here are some of the heart-warming responses women have shared about our workshops:
“My rational mind kept telling me that I had nothing to be sad about, but my emotional self-pushed me to keep it a secret that I felt depressed all the time. There is no way to explain the burden I walked through life carrying. I had tried many programs and read many books, and even if I felt a temporary lift, inevitably I glided back to my unhappy self.
A friend suggested I take in one of the Women’s Authentic You workshops at Equine Connection. Overall my protests that I didn't even like horses and I was beyond the point where even a human could help, let alone an animal, I went because they pushed me so hard to show up.
Had I know the difference it would have made in my life, I would have gone years ago! It’s so hard to explain but so real to experience. In the end, I looked into the eyes of my horse and I felt he truly exposed who I was and it was all right! I didn't have to be somebody else or apologize.
That was a year ago, and I am writing this letter to remind others that there is a way out of your burden. It was an amazing experience and it stays with me to this day!"
– Elizabeth S.
"For years I walked around feeling that my emotional weaknesses were a burden to my family and wished I could be strong and deal with whatever life offered. I wanted to return to university that I had walked away from years earlier, and finally get my degree but my confidence was shattered.
A friend of mine who was at a crossroads in her life asked me to go with her to the Women’s Authentic You Workshop being offered by Equine Connections in our area. To humor her, I went and to be honest, I expected to gain nothing but her continuing friendship from the endeavor.
I was so wrong! It impacted me more than anything I have ever done in my life. I finally found out who I really was and that person still had a lot to offer.
Eight months later, I’m starting my second semester of my BA and loving every second of it. Whenever a friend confides they feel sad or worthless or irritable all the time, I encourage them to go with an open mind to this workshop. For a couple I know who followed through, I have received heartfelt thank-yous!"
– Susan A.