Creative problem-solving away from the office produces higher productivity in the office. Get out of the conference room and meet in our arena!
Join our arena “classroom” and experience professional and personal growth in a unique way that will encourage and expand the mind and heart.
In today’s tech-savvy world, we communicate more through texts then talking – even when we are in the same room! Put away your cell phones (except to take pictures!) and spend some time in our arena. Have fun getting creative, solving problems and enjoying time together. An experience you will never forget!
When others run from danger, you run toward it. Burnout is common in highly stressful careers. Where do you go for help? Come play in our arena! Allow space for fun and creative problem-solving activities for you and your team
We honor and thank you for your service to our country. Join up with our herd in the arena and observe the equine way of being “at attention” and “at ease”.
Working together in unity, is key to any successful ministry.Having fun and being joyful together is an added bonus! Spend some time in our arena with one of God’s greatest creations and learn from our herd about team work, leadership styles and more!
We have 4 horses and 2 miniature donkeys that act as our co-facilitators in our workshops. We use anywhere from 1 to all 6 depending on what the activities are. They each come with their own unique personality, temperament and life experiences. They don’t know how to hide their emotions or put on masks (like we do!), so it’s easier to see how they feel about what’s going on around them.
A to B Ranch is located in Valley Springs, CA off Highway 12 near Wallace, CA.
We provide a place where people can discover or re-discover their joy, passion and creativity in unique ways while interacting with horses through Equine Assisted Personal Growth (EAPG) Workshops.
Experiential learning is a process of gaining insight by doing, rather than just talking and listening to others talk. Equine Assisted Personal Growth (EAPG) uses natural horse behaviors and herd dynamics to teach us more about ourselves and others.
Our mission is simple – to inspire and encourage new perspectives in the hearts and souls of humans using horses as our guide, with the purpose of promoting positive change, personal growth and a whole lot of fun!
“My wife and I had the unique opportunity to join Lisa and Dancer on a beautiful hillside. During our time together we had the chance to look into areas of our marriage relationship in a fun, revealing exercise. We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and gained new insight into how we function as a couple. The time was enhanced with the wonderful opportunity we had to interact with Dancer, a very patient participant in our session. Liz and I would recommend to other couples and groups to avail themselves of the opportunity to grow and learn from Lisa and Dancer.”
“My husband and I spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon with Lisa and her horse, Dancer, in the hills of East San Jose . Who would have thought that a horse could help us with our marriage?! Hard to imagine right, but it was an amazing experience!! Lisa led us through the training and it was pretty fascinating to discover the valuable insight that was gained not only about ourselves, but how Dancer helped us improve on our communication skills! If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spend some quality time with your spouse and want to gain some valuable tools on how to better communicate with each other in a safe and beautiful environment, give this experience a try!”
“I am a business owner (www.HistoryMaker.us) and my weakest points were presenting the business opportunity without the client feeling as though they’ve just encounter a “used car salesman”! I was introduced to Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and thought it had NOTHING to do with my business issue. I was gravely mistaken! I was basically afraid of horses. They are big, don’t talk and could overpower me at any given moment! (the same feelings I have of some of my clients) In just 2 sessions with Lisa & Dancer I learned that Dancer has a dialog all of her own… I just had to watch, listen and be attentive! Dancer taught me that although she is big, she does communicate clearly, and she had no intention of overpowering me! I just needed to learn “her style of communication” and “be confident in mine” to blend the two so we could communicate clearly with each other! Soon I was “talking” to Dancer, not expecting her to behave or respond in any certain way. Soon she was following me, with and without a lead rope! A perfect communication skill I immediately implemented into my business with success! My fears are diminished and my confidence levels have risen! Now I understand the old cliché: “Straight from the Horses mouth!” Thanks Lisa and Dancer! I no longer fear communicating with horses… or people!”
I was able to experience “Horse Therapy” first hand and found the experience stretched my mind and helped me to identify a personal behavior from a different perspective. By taking the tangible experience of doing a concrete task that I was not familiar with and problem solving how to tackle it, I was able to see my actions and learn from them in a way that was very different from anything I’d ever experienced before. I would recommend the experience to individuals and groups that want to challenge themselves to learn something new about themselves, and learn a bit about horses as well!” www.trinitychange.org
“My husband and I were assigned to put the saddle on the back of a horse —together. One of us had to lead the other by explaining how to start and finish the project. We both were allowed to only use one of our hands! This was my first experience with horses. The horse was very patient, and I had a lot of fun working with her. We learned that communication is a very important element, when working with each other (or in a group) to accomplish a goal. In order to get the best result as a team, communication must be clear and to the point, while respecting each other throughout the process. We want to thank Lisa and Dancer for a great opportunity and unforgettable experience.”
I am a Sr. Manager running a team of 32 people with a $10 Million budget at a large high tech company in Silicon Valley and my time with Dancer and Lisa proved to be more intimidating than running that operation. Initially I was very much out of place in my business attire, polished shoes and slacks, as I walked through the horse stables. I would later find myself interacting with this huge muscular animal just waiting to kick or bite me. Lisa very politely gave me my instructions and seeing her at peace helped to put me at peace as well. I just assumed that she would not allow me to die in the stable with this horse! So intimidation, fear, and doubt would soon give way to peace, learning, and understanding as I found this animal actually cooperating with me! We were in synch in the stable, although one of the things I had to do caused me to get very close to the horses face and embrace her, I managed to accomplish this and other tasks although I have had NO experience with horses and no knowledge of them as well. By the end of the day I had managed to learn a lot about myself, my unfounded and unnecessary fears, and about these intuitive animals as well. Thank you Lisa and Dancer!