Awakening

with

Horses...

The program brings veterans to the ranch to ride and be with horses in an effort to reduce anxiety, build self confidence, reconnect with self and others and enjoy life more.

 
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Heart of Horsemanship

Our Mission

To link humans together with horses to experience the challenges, joy, magnetism, confidence and peace that comes from being with horses.

RHR is actively involved in research and workshops.

Rolling Horse Ranch provides horse assisted leadership and team building programs for a variety of organizations as well as offer executive coaching. The Heart of Horsemanship is a program offered in cooperation with Veterans Centers. The program brings veterans to the ranch to ride and be with horses in an effort to reduce anxiety, build self confidence, reconnect with self and others and enjoy life more.

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Our Impact

Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke has been researching the horse-human bond for several years. She provides dynamic and motivating illustrations of the research and how people can foster a deeper connection to animals and nature. She also writes engaging stories about life experiences working with ranchers and farmers and her challenges and life lessons from adopting and gentling five wild mustangs. She has extensive experience as an organizational development consultant, a human resource manager, a healthcare educator and an energy medicine practitioner. She skillfully integrates these eclectic adventures into keynotes, workshops or organizational consulting.

 

 
 
 
 
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Programs at a Glance

Contact Ellen Kaye Gehrke to schedule workshops or sessions.


Our Program workshops are available in 2-day, 1-day, and other customized versions. In almost all cases, the horse activities take place with people on the ground and no horse experience is necessary.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH HORSES

Learn basic animal communication techniques. We will use various meditations and practices such as journalling and visualizations to experience our ability to communicate across species and discover what we can do to connect with animals and learn what they have to teach us.

 

WOMEN AND HORSES

Women are drawn to the energetic presence of the grace, beauty and power of horses. Deep conversations unfold in the presence of wisdom horses who touch and open the heart of the most cynical and disbelieving souls. Horses are gracious and sensitive and can revitalize the spirit, lift hearts and positively renew life’s passions and purpose- all within the safety of a women’s wisdom circle of likeminded individuals.

HEALING TOUCH WITH ANIMALS

Adapted from Healing and Therapeutic Touch, participants learn how to use their bodies to channel energy through them to assist animals in healing processes, or daily life balancing.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS/CONSULTING

Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke has been conducting research on the horse-human bond for several years. She provides dynamic and motivating illustrations of the research and how people can foster a deeper connection to animals and nature. She also writes engaging stories about life experiences working with ranchers and farmers and her own challenges and life lessons from adopting and gentling five wild mustangs. She has extensive experience as an organizational development consultant, a human resource manager, a healthcare educator and an energy medicine practitioner. She skillfully integrates these eclectic adventures into keyknotes, workshops or organizational consulting.

 
 

November 2015

I think the folks at this ranch are angels . They have helped me soooo much. Thank you.I have been struggling with PTSD for 25 years... I feel the connection now. I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life. Thank you again.

Teresa Russell

 

 
 

About

Ellen Kaye Gehrke, Ph.D., MBA is the human herd leader at Rolling Horse Ranch. She currently works full time as a Professor of Community Health in the School of Health and Human Services at National University in San Diego.

Ellen founded Rolling Horse Ranch in 1999 when she and her husband, Carsten, first moved to Ramona, California. The initial focus was to provide a safe home for their growing herd after an incident at a boarding facility motivated them to find a place to care for their horses themselves. She and her husband decided to design the small ranch so it could accommodate intimate horsemanship clinics and be a beacon in the horse community for establishing healthy ...

 
 
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