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Horsensei Equine-Assisted Learning and Therapy (HEALTh) is a partnership of humans and horses that teach interpersonal communication to individuals and families and to medical, corporate, and community groups.

Horsensei, pronounced "horse sen-say," is a triple entendre—three meanings that all fit together. First, the word holds the idea of horse sense, our common term for common sense. Sensei means teacher in Japanese. In equine experiential learning, the horse sensei is both the horse as a teacher of humans and the human who teaches with horses.

Horsensei equine experiential learning programs draw on the unique size, sensitivity, and social dynamics of horses to help humans master basic life skills and successful interpersonal behaviors. Our custom-designed programs let you choose objectives ranging from recreation to deep psychospiritual transformation. Horses have a way of effecting both at once.

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Beverley Kane, MD
Lead Mare
Certified Horsemanship Association Level I
Dr. Kane has taken a long and winding road to Horsensei. Early on, she was on the path to becoming an artist, then a computer scientist...
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Elizabeth Carey
Medicine and Horsemanship Faculty
Elizabeth Carey was born and raised in San Jose, before it was known as Silicon Valley. In her childhood, she built forts in the cherry tree orchards, before the condominiums and corporations took over the open space...
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Lucia Mokres, DVM
HEALTh Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Mokres is an equine veterinarian whose involvement with horses began when she was 10 years old. By age 13, she had saved up to buy her own horse. Since that time, she has made both medicine and horsemanship a lifetime pursuit...
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Amy Hublou, LMFT
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Referrals
Ms. Hublou has practiced as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 17 years and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University...
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Corie Thompson, TRI
Somatic Horsemanship Faculty
PATH Certified
Corie Thompson is a therapeutic riding instructor, certified through the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, International for Riley’s Place...
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