coach (n.): a vehicle for taking a valued person from where they are to where they want to go.

Coaching for Kids

What parents have to say:

Peggy is magical with my children. She allows them to be true to their natures and talents, while at the same time, encourages them to challenge themselves. Peggy helps the children learn from and listen to the horses. Safety is #1 in Peggy's mind and I trust her completely with my preschooler and kindergartner. Not only have my girls learned to be better riders, they've gained self-confidence and a better sense of responsibility. Arlene Kettering

I thought I was taking my kids to riding lessons. Little did I realize that I was actually taking them for life coaching! Peggy is amazing to watch working with horses - she's gentle; she's assertive; she's flexible. What I didn't know is Peggy's equally amazing at working with kids. With her they discover confidence, assertiveness, and effective communication. My two children have blossomed dramatically in a short time, going from shyness to self-advocacy, timidity to bravery. Both children are very proud of their accomplishments. Not only are they learning to ride, they're acquiring important life skills they will use for a lifetime. How cool is that? Katrina Svoboda

Peggy has created an environment, which opened the heart and mind of my son - all at his own pace. He left the farm with a visible change of self-confidence - even family and friends saw the difference upon his return home. What more could a parent ask for? Ann Furrer

Why Horses and Kids?

Horses and kids have a lot in common. Kid's have a natural fascination for horses and interestingly horses have an equal fascination for kids. Kids, like horses, "tell it like it is" - they don't mask their feelings - and horses like that. Peggy takes the wisdom and curiosity of horse and child, adds her own keen awareness, and walks them both into safe, connected relationship. Peg invites courage; respects fear; and the kids learn to honor themselves and their own pace.

Invariably Peggy finds that children - preschoolers to adolescents - grow in self-respect, self-awareness and the ability to be in conscious relationship with another living being. The kids don't even have to touch the horse to experience these growth opportunities. They can play with the horse on the ground or from their backs. What Peggy finds is that even children who arrive in fear and resistance move through these issues and emotions quickly without surrendering their power to choose.