At Believe & See Ranch, we offer adult oriented Horse Confidence and Connection sessions, a refreshing alternative to traditional riding lessons.
We call this series "Equinity" as the focus is on developing a deep understanding of horses, learning their language and building an unbreakable bond with them.
Our approach is grounded in the principles of Equine Facilitated Learning, incorporating mindfulness, presence, and heart-centered communication into our sessions.
Whether you're new to horses or an experienced rider, our programs offer a refreshing and rewarding experience on the ground that can enhance your horsemanship skills and enrich your life
: of equine nature or character
But not looking to ride nor for a deep personal coaching & development program?
Discover a deeper connection with horses and cultivate a sense of inner peace and harmony
Gain confidence in your interactions with horses,& transform your relationship with these majestic animals
Learn practical skills for working with horses in a safe and supportive environment
Develop your emotional regulation skills in a unique and rewarding way
Experience the power of presence and mindfulness as you learn to communicate with these intuitive creatures in a way that honors their innate intelligence and character
Develop leadership skills that will benefit you both on and off the ranch.
All of our activities with the horses are done on the ground and at your comfort and skill level (as assessed by our facilitators) for proximity.
These 45 minute sessions are perfect for those wanting to increase their confidence around horses, and who want a gentle experience that goes beyond riding.
These sessions are designed to help you cultivate a deeper connection with horses while developing your horsemanship skills.
Find Your Equi-Center
Through Equine Facilitated Learning Activities like basic horse handling, grooming, leading, and simple obstacle courses, you'll learn the basics of communicating with horses in a respectful and nurturing way.
Our experienced facilitators will guide you through the process of developing a deep connection with your equine partner, as you learn to read their body language, understand their needs and preferences, and work together towards a common goal.
Per Session Plus GST
These 75 minute advanced-level sessions, are designed to deepen your connection with horses and develop your horsemanship skills.
These non riding sessions includes advanced Equine Facilitated Learning activities suitable to your skill level, like liberty work, advanced obstacle courses and patterns, exploring different gaits, the opportunity to work with multiple horses at once, as well as reflective time.
You'll explore the beauty of the horse-human dance and develop a deeper understanding of the horse's energy and body language, and build your confidence even further
As part of "Get Centaured," we also offer limited solo time* for meditation
and reflection with the horses in a peaceful and tranquil environment. While you won't be actively facilitated or led, please note that a facilitator will still be present in the background to ensure your safety and the safety of the horses.
*Solo Time is only available to those who have demonstrated the skills and abilities to stay safe and connected with horses, and have been approved by our experienced facilitators. Please note that solo time is subject to availability and is not guaranteed, as we must ensure the safety and well-being of all participants and horses.
Per Session Plus GST
Believe & See Ranch is a unique urban oasis, nestled on 2 acres in Maple Ridge, BC - a short drive from all major bridges.
The land itself is an important part of the equine experience, which is why we've created a space where people and horses can connect in nature. As we are not a lesson barn nor a boarding facility, you can be assured of quiet, personalized experience.
We have several work areas, our full size 80X120 arena, a large working paddock, and several field areas, and the barn itself. Where we work depends on what we are working on and of course the weather.
As the barn is the only area with shelter, the majority of our exercises are done outdoors.
Where exactly is Believe and See Ranch Located?
What forms of payment do you accept?
What if I need to reschedule?
Can I book sessions for my children?
How Come There isn't a Booking Link for Get Centaured?
What if I'm afraid or uncomfortable?
I already take riding lessons is this for me?
Once I have experience with the horses will there ever be an opportunity to ride in an Equinity Session?
We are in Maple Ridge, BC a short drive from all bridges and are fully licensed and insured. As this is also our private home, for safety reasons and out of consideration for our neighbours, we are "by appointment only", therefore, we don't publish our address. It's provided to confirmed clients only as we are not open to the general public.
We accept Visa and Mastercard, at the link above, please email us if you prefer e-transfer. We do not accept cash or cheques. And all sessions must be paid at time of booking to secure your spot. Please note the legal name of our company for billing purposes is Living Forward Business & Lifestyles Inc and that is what will show up on your credit card statement.
Our spaces are very limited. Once we commit the spot to you, we cannot give it to anyone else. Therefore we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. With the exception of emergencies or extreme weather, sessions not rescheduled at least 24 hours prior are forfeited and no refunds are offered.
As our current herd are all full size horses, for safety reasons we have a minimum age requirement of 15. This may change if we add some smaller horses or ponies to our herd in the future. Please note that any minors that take sessions will be required to wear a helmet.
On this website, we only publicly offer the booking link for, "Find Your Equi-center," where you can develop your confidence and skills in a supportive and nurturing environment. Once our experienced facilitators assess that you're ready to move on, we will be happy to switch you to "Get Centaured" and personally provide you the booking link at that time.
Please say so! We want you to develop your skills but we also want you to feel safe. Our facilitators will never ask you to do anything they deem unsafe, or beyond your skill level. However only you know your comfort level. So please remember to speak up! Horsemanship is a journey, and no two days are the same. Some days it may even feel like it went backwards and that's OK, it's all part of the process. This is a judgment free zone.
No. We are not a riding facility and do not offer any form of horseback riding to the public, however are happy to make a reccommendation to a riding school. Also most of our horses are not rideable - as they are retired or have medical conditions that prevent them from being ridden, yet they are otherwise perfectly healthy and amazing! My hope with this program and the others that we offer that we are able to raise awareness for how incredible ALL horses are. And that we can have a deep meaningful relationship even if we don't ride.
Absolutely! This is a different way to be around and experience horses. Your confidence in the saddle will only increase!
"This ranch has been a labor of love to create this sacred space.
Our Herd of 4 is really quite magical. It's my hope that when you come here, you feel the same sense of peace, possibility and equine connection that I do"