Experiential Learning with Horses
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Personal Discovery
Group Opportunities


Listening Beyond What You Hear: The Practice of Engaged Listening

Listening Changes Lives

May 3, 2018

Listening Beyond What You HearListening is most frequently associated with hearing through the ears but we have many sources of hearing, through our heart, our intuition and all of our senses.

This experiential, reflective workshop provides multiple opportunities for participants to practice and expand their listening capacity and capability.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm
Instructor: Jackie Stevenson and Ellen Van Ooosten, Phd
Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • Understand, strengthen and practice skills for listening fully and holistically
  • Learn how to build developmental relationships through inclusive, value-based and ethical practice
  • Asses their ability to be fully present in conversations
  • Suspend their judgement and assumptions in order to listen from the point of view of others
  • Learn how to create relational alliances through high-quality connections

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in developing their capacity to listen deeply; especially relevant for managers, coaches and professionals engaging in collaborative or developmental work.

Costs: $695 

For Questions or registration, we're here to help.

216.368.6413 or 800.736.6403


Pegasus Place at Pebble Ledge Ranch

The Nature
of Change Workshop

Moving Through Challenge, Staying Calm in Crisus, Transforming Trauma

A one day workshop for those moving through challenging life events and for professional who support people to move through life’s challenging times through presentation, dialogue and experiential learning with horses and nature.

Date & Time: June 10, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00

Location: Pegasus Place at Pebble Ledge Ranch, Novelty Ohio

Join us on a journey guided by horses and nature to:

  • Enhance your natural ability to reclaim your life following adverse events, times of challenge and overwhelming experiences
  • Pause from your fast paced lives to listen from within at the crossroads of important life decisions
  • Learn to rebalance and re-center from life dilemmas that cause you to be off center and unbalanced
  • Explore moving forward through uncertainty and crisis from a more confident, calm and embodied place
  • Strengthen your capacity to manage expected and unexpected life changes and stressful life events with resiliency toward a life well lived

Facilitators: Jackie Stevenson MSSA LISW, Lauren Burke, MSSA LSW, Lesley Lemire Dials, MSW LISW, Lourdes Kepner NSEW, Gestalt Practitioner and Educator and the Pebble Ledge Ranch Herd of seven gentle horses and one courageous zebra

Fee: $100.00 lunch included, limited scholarships available, 4 BCC CE’s available, Social Work CEU’s pending $25.00

Contact Jackie for registration or information jacalynstevenson@gmail.com.

Try Something Different

Horses Challenge Us to be Our Best

Horses are remarkable teachers of leadership and facilitators of team development. They have an amazing ability to resonate with our true emotional intelligence, offer a 360 perspective and reflect back to us our authentic self.

We learn from the herd to create a community of purpose, expand our humanity and to create the best possible conditions for a positive future to emerge and then be there to greet it.

Inspiring Professional Development

People partnering with horses for action based discovery focused in the moment, learning experiences relevant to real time issues and authentic work situations.

Powerful experiential and accelerated knowledge opportunities whereby personal insight, learned information and skill development is immediately internalized.

Horses can bring a high degree of chaos and unexpected change. We learn to summon moment to moment calm, strength, focus, respect, and trust to maintain a mutually safe and beneficial working relationship with the horse - all skills essential for engaging people.

Engaging with horses in focused and reflective activity challenges us to learn how to think rather than what to think. Horses offer immediate feedback about our presence, emotional intelligence, and embodied language

Be prepared to: be safe, discover something meaningful to you and have fun.


Horses, Heart and Spirit

Women’s Group - Ongoing

A circle of women and a herd of horses come together to explore on what has heart, spirit and meaning for us at this time in our lives. There is no horse riding, this is about relationship and we all have our feet on the ground.

Join our daytime group which herds up weekly on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm beginning January 25th.

We will spend time together outside in nature, in the covered arena or inside the cottage as Mother Nature and we decide.

Fee: $30.00 per day or evening.

You can attend sessions individually and attend as you can but please confirm your place in the herd for each day/evening you will be attending by e-mailing Jackie prior to group meeting at Jacalynstevenson@gmail.com

Details and Information for All the Above Personal Discovery Workshops

HollyPartner with our gentle hearted horses and zebra within the beauty of nature for a day of personal discovery.

There is no riding the focus is on relationship - the work with the horse takes place on the ground. No Horse experience is necessary.

Time: 9:30 - 3:00
Group size: Up to 14 participants with our team of 7 horses and a zebra
Location: Pebble Ledge Ranch, Novelty, Ohio 44072

For Registration or info e-mail jacalyn.stevenson@gmail.com or call 440-338-1752 .

  • Jackie Stevenson MSSA, Equine Guided Education Certification, European Association of Horse Assisted Education certification
  • Lisa Kayser and staff
  • and our awesome herd of seven horses and one courageous zebra--uncommon heroes for the common good--Be, Chief Silver Cloud, Bud, Spirit, Toby, Tess and Raven and Holly.

Personal and Professional Retreats at Pebble Ledge Ranch

Visit Personal or Professional Retreats at Pebble Ledge Ranch to learn more.


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