Workplaces Enlightened, Empowered, and Optimized.

Training and development sessions with or without horses!

A Pasture For Productivity

Team building and professional growth that:

What Our Clients Are Saying

“The Community Healthcare Consulting workshop was an excellent day to build individual and team confidence. I enjoyed this workshop on many different levels. So often we register for different training opportunities and workshops with no expectations, but this opportunity exceeded all my expectations. Throughout the day I kept thinking how this workshop would benefit our management team, direct support workers and most importantly our people. The biggest surprise was experiencing a group of strangers grow together, our confidence and team work continued to strengthen throughout the day. This was a true team experience; it often reminded me of times when providing direct support or personal care. Coming across strangers and being nervous, you must remain calm and professional at all times. Today’s pressures can be very overwhelming while supporting people in services; this can cause much stress on our teams and personal support workers. Supporting the horses in their space often reminded me what it was like walking into our clients homes or when approaching/supporting new clients for the first time. Thank you again for this opportunity.”
Andrew Fagan
Director of Services and Community Partnerships
“As an executive coach, I have a toolkit at my disposal that I use to aid my clients gain transformational insight, so I came to the experiential equine session expecting to learn a little and excited to try something new. Instead, I came away from the learning session with a profound knowledge of how to elicit change, communication and teamwork through experiential learning with horses. My personal learning was immediate and has been sustained over time. I carry the revelations I gained in working with Sue Carr and her team with me on a daily basis.”
Rachel Levy
President, Kaleidoscope.Consulting
“I ride very often, but do not understand horses completely. This session allowed me to understand horses more, but more importantly allowed me to really look at myself differently and allowed me to engage in mindfulness in a meaningful way for me.”
Haran Vijayanathan
Executive Director at Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention
“Every aspect of the workshop was well organized, productive and enjoyable. From the in-class content, to the individual experiential, and then the group exercises, each component was progressive and moved towards a greater understanding of self and self within a group.”
Wendy Graham
Registered Psychotherapist
“Working with horses cuts through all the smoke. The facilitators were able to use those opportunities to teach us the lessons that are right in front of our faces. The sessions far exceeded my expectations Thank you!”
Marie Morton
Executive Director, CAYR
“A very educative and eye-opening experience. Surprised to see how these activities relate so closely with the day to day activities in the workplace. “
Akorede Adekoya
Program Specialist, Harm Reduction, CAYR
“I absolutely loved this experience. Being able to have and make emotional connections not only helps me but allows me to feel comfortable opening up.”
Dylan F.
Connect Hair Studio
“What a great day! A very unique team building experience.”
Drew Dekker
Owner, NetGain SEO
“The session allows you to understand challenges are common amongst us all. We can face challenges and build if we properly communicate and work together in a harmonious way…. recognizing each others’ strengths.”
Mark Koning
Communication and Operations Manager, CAYR
“It was an excellent experience that is unique and fun! Very interactive and rewarding!”
Conrad Dekker
Project Manager, NetGain SEO
“I was so excited to come and be part of this learning/ experience. It was eye opening. Not only did I learn more about the organization, but I learned more about myself. Both Sue and Danielle were amazing. Highly recommended. “
Program Administrator, CAYR
“It was great to meet my co-workers for the first time through this team bonding experience. I was apprehensive of interacting with horses, but they were extremely calm and gentle and cute! I felt safe and respected while also getting out of my comfort zone. “
Nicole G.
Junior SEO Specialist , NetGain SEO

Is Horse-Powered Learning For Your Team?

You invest a great deal in finding the best candidate, and then training, mentoring, and onboarding that carefully selected candidate. You want to retain this employee for the long term.
In today’s work environments, your staff faces many challenging situations, both from within the organization and external to it. How do you support your team when they deal with the daily onslaught of various stressors? How do you ensure a psychologically healthy workplace?
Learn more about how we harness the power of horses for a more effective team.
Let us assess the unique needs of your workplace to determine if non-equine-assisted learning is a better option!
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Strengthen Your Herd

Community Healthcare Consulting provides flexible training and development options with or without horses, including:

What Makes Horses The Perfect Teachers

Horses are incredibly social animals. They rely on their ability to read non-verbal communication, emotions, thoughts, and energy for survival.
This intelligence makes horses the perfect partners in showing us how we’re perceived, and how we can be fully present in our activities. They also help us quickly understand what is holding your team back from greater success.


For sessions with horses
There is no riding during the session. All the activities with the horses are done from the ground.
We encourage everyone to participate within their comfort zone. We will make accommodations for clients who are more comfortable from a distance in an observer role. Typically, people’s comfort around the horses gradually increases over the session, but if not you will still benefit from the experience.
Wearing appropriate footwear is the most important consideration. We require people to wear shoes or boots with closed toes (no sandals or flip-flops allowed). Additionally, dress for the weather and, we suggest, in layers. Mornings can be chilly, but mid-day can warm up. Some portions of the session may be held outside if weather permits. The majority of the session will be held in an enclosed, but, not heated, space.
The sessions are held in the country side near Barrie, Ontario, Canada. There are accommodations nearby. We are approximately 1 hour by car from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. If needed, we can assist in coordinating transportation from hotels to the session site.
We can organize a private dinner with wine pairings for your team with local chefs and wine experts. This can be the night prior or at the end of your session with the horses. We also can book local yoga instructors to conduct a yoga class. Both activities would incur additional charges.

Horses Are Social Animals...
And We Are Too!

We Support Those Who Support The Community

Talk to us about our preferential pricing for charitable and non-profit organizations!

Questions? Reach Out And Say ‘Hay’!