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CONNECTED, RELATIONSHIP-DRIVEN HORSEMANSHIP

Welcome to the Barnum Equestrian Center, where the powerful connection between horses and humans thrives, fostering profound relationships and mutual growth in perfect harmony. Our center, located at Camp Wesley Woods and Retreat Center,  is dedicated to providing a range of programs from Equine Assisted Services, encompassing Mental, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Health support for individuals and groups alike, to Year-Round Retreats and serving various Summer Camp Programs at Camp Wesley Woods. Whether you seek personal transformation or wish to embark on this transformative journey with a circle of friends, our doors are open to you. Guided by our exceptional herd and our team of trained and certified human partners, you can delve into a deeper spiritual walk, while also improving your mental, emotional, and social well-being.

CONNECTED HORSEMANSHIP LESSONS

"AT WESLEY WOODS, I LEARNED THAT BUILDING A CONNECTION WITH A HORSE IS LIKE FORGING A BOND WITH A FRIEND WHO SPEAKS A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE. THROUGH PATIENCE, TRUST, AND UNDERSTANDING, WE CREATE A HARMONY OF HEARTS THAT TRANSCENDS WORDS AND GALLOPS WITH THE RHYTHM OF OUR SOULS."

HORSES ARE POWERFUL PARTNERS...

Horses are capable of engaging in healthy, genuine connection, relationship, and partnership. This relationship can be profoundly deeper than words.

MEET THE HERD (AND HUMANS)

Our horses are the heart of our programs. Their personalities shine through in every interaction, creating bonds that go beyond words. They are not just animals; they are cherished members of our community, bringing joy, strength, and inspiration to all who encounter them. Whether it’s the soft nuzzle against a cheek, the rhythmic sound of hooves on the ground, or the unwavering trust they place in their riders, our horses embody the essence of companionship and dedication. We are grateful for their presence and the profound impact they have on the lives of those they touch.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We could not exist without the dedicated support of our volunteers!  Volunteers receive training sessions covering barn safety, horse safety, mounting and dismounting assistance procedures, horse handling techniques, and incident prevention.

LOOKING FOR EQUINE ASSISTED PERSONAL GROWTH OR THERAPY OPTIONS FOR YOURSELF?

Our personal growth workshops, trainings, and retreats provide opportunities for connecting deeper to yourself, building internal resilience, and moving forward towards health and wellness.

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