Welcome To Pine Knoll Farm
Pine Knoll Farm is a world class training center and school of integrated horsemanship like no other in America that is located in Lexington, KY which is the undisputed Horse Capital of the World. It is a premiere facility for advancing knowledge in horse and human interactions, wellness & personal transformation. We are located just 10 miles from The Kentucky Horse Park and international competition venue which hosted The World Equestrian Games and four miles from the Historic Town of Midway. The horses that mingle in the countryside, the organic charm and elegance, the world class programs, the caring staff & spending quality time with family, soon to be friends or with yourself to rest, relax and rejuvenate is what makes Pine Knoll Farm a Special Place to Remember.
“Horses don’t lie! These beautiful animals are pure love, and they see into the depths of your soul. Working with Gillian and her ponies was awe-inspiring. I experienced more personal growth and development in one session with Gillian than over countless years of useless personal therapy. Gillian is an amazing facilitator. She is able to read the horses, and the client, and knows exactly when to “loosen and tighten the reigns” in guiding you along your soul’s journey.”
"I recently attended the Pine Knoll Institute for Integrated Horsemanship because I had heard of their unique program and I wanted to learn more about the impact and perspective Pine Knoll could give me and my equine companion a greater and deeper connection. The experience after coming back home and riding my Friesian in Dressage was perceptibly improved. Impressively, and logically after they explained it, riding doesn't start at the time one gets up on the mounting block. It starts with body discipline exercises both mentally and physically. I then had a unique experience to move on site to a mount called Harmony TheSchoolMaster. This mechanism was so close to the real thing (as I learned coming back home to ride my own horse) that my ride was smoother, better balanced and harmonious. Having the opportunity to have professionals scrutinize every detail of my riding balance and aid use gave me a real perspective of what I wasn't doing to help my balanced riding. I came from the exercise with muscle soreness and recalled muscle memory which showed me where I was not taking advantage of correct form. My riding and my equine partner connection is stronger. I intend to go back for more of the same care and attention from the staff at Pine Knoll Institute for Integrated Horsemanship next month, and I live on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I went in with an open mind, and had my expectations exceeded. Thanks to all of the professionals who take this integrated approach so seriously. It is real.”
What Would It Take To Be Living Your Best Life?
What would it take to be living your best life? This was the question I pondered as I looked at the invitation to attend the E3A workshop at Pine Knoll Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. My first thought was, “Well, I think I am living my best life”. My next thought, was “Well, if I am living my best life why not put my best foot forward and step into the opportunity to attend this workshop?” It sounds like fun! I phoned Gillian Vallis who was hosting the workshop with an eager desire to reserve a space. The first requirement after reserving my space was to complete a bit of homework which included the purchase of the Strengths Finder 2.0 book. I was also instructed to complete the online assessment which provided feedback on my top five strengths. The feedback was enlightening. I arrived at the workshop a few days later and encountered an even greater enlightenment. The facilitators of the workshop were gracious and implemented an exceptional job of facilitating. One of the best parts of the workshop was the opportunity to accept the unfolding awareness of collaborative team-building and receiving feedback from the very special equine facilitators. One of my favorite quotes which is written in “My Favorite Quote” Journal is, “Horses never lie”[i]. This quote was the harmony of the musical chords which created a symphony of learning throughout the workshop. The equine facilitators did their job of living their best life and offered the special bonus of assisting the human participants with a new awareness of how to live their best lives as well.
Life Changing Programs
What differentiates us from others is our mission to create Breakthroughs to Remember! Our HorsEmpowerment Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) program utilizes the unique nature and behavior of the horse to reconnect you with what really matters. Just as a mirror is a reflection of our exterior self, the horse is an honest reflection of our interior self. Working in collaboration with the horse creates opportunities for self-discovery, team building, emotional, social and somatic intelligence, non-predatory leadership, problem solving, working through fear, life skills, socio-sensual awareness, “present-moment” living, clear boundaries & improved communication skills. The present moment feed back from our co-facilitator” the horse” creates opportunity for personal growth & transformation … to be more mindful; to move with body, mind and spirit; to be more conscious, powerful & balanced. Together we can make it better!
World Class Facilities
Indoor Riding Arena
Outdoor Riding Arena
The Synchronicity Wellness Center
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