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“Toolkit for Connection” Workshop October 3, 2015




OCTOBER 3, 2015 11-3

Fill your toolbox with new skills and deepen your partnership with your horse! Come join us for an amazing day with your horse or work with one of mine!

“What am I seeing or not seeing?” 

In this workshop we’ll explore and study horses innate characteristics in terms of mental, emotional and physical wellness through a series of trials and games. We’ll set up events, allow the horse to respond and we’ll learn how to shape the behavior we want – step by step through clicker training and other techniques. We’ll learn to ask better questions! Through this discovery we’ll evaluate the level of communication, contentment, tension or apprehension, and determine the horses level of confidence and trust. For the horse who constantly moves through to the horse who won’t move when asked, we’ll work with a common language to help you both have more fun together!

The best thing for partnership with your horse is to teach them to relax and release tension!

We’ll also cover bodywork, evaluation tips and techniques for discovering physical boundaries, braces, and discomfort in order to increase the horses ability to interact and offer a ‘try’.

We’ll end by learning a hands on bodywork maintenance technique that includes lymphatic drainage for runny eyes. This powerful energywork is sure to enhance communication and connection!

We’ll address issues such as:

  • “What can I do with my horse when it’s too icy or cold to ride?”
  • “My horses tail moves just a bit and the skin twitches yet I don’t see any flies around. “
  • “My horse keeps walking, can’t stand still. Stops but then walks on or shoulders into me, steps on my foot…”
  • “My horse won’t allow me to touch her ears, poll, mouth, girth area…”
  • “My horse seems frozen – unresponsive yet she knows what I’m asking and knows how to _____.”
  • “All of a sudden – with no warning…”

Much of the work I do with horses begins with connection and balance to recognize and release tension. Mental, emotional, physical tension, boundaries, dullness, hyperactivity and lack of trust can cause all the above and more which results in unease. Even if we think our horse is relaxed and perfect, there are things we can do to check in to their wellbeing and gain a deeper connection.

Nancy Horne has intently studied horsemanship and related modalities since 2001 and has an innate sense of understanding when connecting with horses. Nancy is a technical thinker but also hands on and is certified as an equine massage practitioner, certified in acupressure and essential oils, performs energy work as a Reiki Master, and has completed Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork – AKA- the Masterson Method training through the 5 day Advanced workshop.  

Nancy hosts clinics at Greater Good Ranch
in Kila Montana. Clinicians such as Brenda
Westwood – Horse Sense Healing and
Anna Twinney – Reach out to Horses.
October 3, 11 am – 3 pm. $60.
555 Jackson Meadows Road,
Kila, Montana    Nancy Horne  406-756-2327.
Call with questions. to sign up
and for further information.
Space is limited – 6 people and horses maximum.

Demo of Clicker training


Here is a demo on Mikaila


Horses stealing the show…


Starry is starting to yawn pretty big.


Starry has big yawn tension releases

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Anna Twinney – Clinic – photos and a video link

The Anna Twinney – Reach out to Horses clinic held at the Greater Good Ranch was amazing. We had a full group of amazing people. Gearing up for another clinic next year. These photos are from Day 1 in the morning and Day 3 Obstacle course. Watch the video to get an idea of how much information Anna gleaned from 12 minutes with Mikaila.

Video Link: Round pen with Mikaila

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Engaged in all 3 gaits



Companion walking




Connecting with Starry


Obstacle Course Sunday





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Reach Out To Horses – 3 day Clinic

This clinic has concluded but we plan to offer a clinic with Anna Twinney again next year.

Every single minute of all 3 days was absolutely amazing and perfect! The clinic was a huge success!

June 26 and 27 will be at the Greater Good Ranch in Kila MT.  This will be an amazing clinic!  Questions: Nancy 406-756-2327 Sign up before May 15 for the reduced rate.

Due to an overwhelming response, the riding portion of the clinic on June 28th will change locations to the Johnson Ranch in Bigfork, MT. There is an 8 rider/horse limit but auditors will be limited to about 20 people.

Sign up on Anna’s website

The easy in/out trailer in fee for the day at the Johnson Ranch is $20. There may be limited dry paddock facilities for overnight at $35.




Open House! 5-30-2015

Energy, intent, Spa day for horses and humans. It is raining pretty hard and thundering as well.
The Drum is made by the Drum Brothers. The resonance is amazing and this drum will be a fun addition to campfires, etc.
From Brenda – who works out of my arena too and did a demonstration. “Feeling blessed to have had such a great turn out for the Open House for Horse Sense Healing and the Greater Good Ranch! We had around 30 people throughout the afternoon join us! Thank you to you all! Hearts were touched, horses were treated to some TLC & some fun was had! The food from the Kila Pub was amazing and the wine from Glacier Sun Winery was fabulous!”

May 9 2015 Horse Sense Healing – Women’s Connection Groups April – August 2015

Horse Sense Healing presents 

Women’s Connection Groups

Held here at GGR!

“We are happy that spring has arrived so we can get back to work!  The horses at the Greater Good Ranch, Mik, Starry and Rose, have had the winter off and ready to connect with you.  Our Women’s Connections Groups will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Prepare to take some time out to reconnect with yourself, with others and with the horses.  The horses, supportive coaching and the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method will help you drop away the stressors and happenings of daily life and connect you to your center, to your authentic self. Join us for one group or all.  Bring a friend or come on your own.

Please RSVP just so we know how many to prepare for.  Registration for the following month will open once the current month’s group has completed.  Bring a friend and each save 5.00!”

Sign up here:


April 18 2015 1-4 pm Equine Energy Work and Raindrop Technique Class

Saturday April 18  1 pm – 4 pm (See morning yoga class also)

Equine Energy Work
and Young Living Raindrop Technique Class
with Modified Neuro-Auricular Technique

Energy and body work combined with Young Living Essential Oils  can produce amazing results with physical, mental, emotional and behavioral concerns with your horse.

Create permanent results with these combined techniques when nothing else has worked.

1 PM to 4 PM with Nancy Horne – 406-756-2327

$75 per person with your horse
$35 per person as a helper

Limited to 6 horses – 3 horses available onsite
Greater Good Ranch,  555Jackson Meadows Road, Kila.

April 18 2015 9 am -12 pm Yoga for Equestrians and everyone else!

Saturday April 18   (See Equine Energy class also)

Movement, Mindfulness and Relaxation
For Equestrians
(and anyone interested in Horses)

No experience in anything is required for this workshop ☺

With Robin Magaddino
April 18, 2015 – 9 AM to 12 PM – $58

Does your horse swish her tail?  Toss her head?  Is she tense when you ride?

Explore ways to enhance your mind/body connection with horses.

Come away with:

  • How yoga can center your mind and align your body.
  • Ideas to strengthen your core muscles, lengthen and limber up.
  • Somatic movements to reset your muscle tension.
  • Awareness of how you and your horse share energy and stress.
  • Trigger point self massage.

If you choose to, you will be led on a horse to feel movement and then explore relaxation

Improve your horse by improving yourself

Bring riding helmet, lunch and drink.  We will have water available.  Bring yoga mat and blocks if you have them.  I have a few extra mats.  Wear loose pants for movement and whatever you like for sitting on the horse.  Dress warm, we will be in an enclosed arena, unheated except for one propane patio heater.

Venue: Greater Good Ranch,  Jackson Meadows Road, Kila.
Call to register and instructions to venue – 406-250-1391