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About us

A Certified Program

TAKE THE LEAD courses are certified through Equine Connection with its own international governing body, the EAL Network. These programs were developed by the Curriculum Director the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning, EAL Network, Tamara MacKinnon and backed by a  5-year research study. with the University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.

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Your teacher

Think of our horses as a different kind of instructor. They will pay close attention to your body language, energy and even your heartbeat.  With each interaction, they will give unbiased feedback about how they experience you. This feedback can provide valuable and introspective information into yourself, what you value, and how you interact with the world around you. You'll learn how to work together with your special teacher as you participate in obstacle challenges and conversations focusing on specific skills in each course.  The horse won't tell you all the answers. Instead, they encourage you to discover them for yourself.

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dress code

  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

  • All activities are outdoors, so dress for the weather.


  • Boots are recommended and closed toe shoes are required.

  • For safety reasons, participants wearing sandals or other open toe shoes cannot enter the barn. 

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cancellation & refund policy

We understand that life happens sometimes. If you have to cancel, please give us 48 hour notice before the start of the scheduled course. Refunds are not available, however you may reschedule for another date should you need to cancel. Email or call 360-913-7015 to make arrangements. 

If a class needs to be cancelled altogether due to weather or illness of the facilitator, the class will be rescheduled. We will be sure to notify our clients should this happen.

Warm Beach stables

Warm Beach is committed to providing a safe, caring, hands-on learning experience with horses. Whether it’s riding lessons, horsemanship camps, equestrian vaulting lessons, or therapeutic horsemanship classes, participants find support, friendship, and healing in a healthy environment as they grow in horsemanship abilities.

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