Bringing horses and humans


to enhance living.


Exploring and expanding the boundaries of mind, body and spirit by engaging with horses who co-facilitate equine assisted activities and therapies.

A safe, peaceful environment in the mountains of Arizona.

  • Professional Development

  • Research

  • Cancer Recovery

  • Workshops

  • Body Mind Spirit


Writings from pioneers in the field of equine-facilitated mental health and learning, respecting horses as sentient beings and partners.


Individual intensives to improve your horse skills and/or facilitation skills that teach you how to truly listen to the horses and allow them to guide each session.



We use effective, respectful methods of human-equine interactions that are supportive and non-confrontational.

Ann Alden is a pioneering exemplar in the field of Equine Assisted Learning. She personifies what this work is all about. Her broad horse knowledge, her amazing academic achievement, extraordinary horses and big heart combine to give participants in her programmes an amazing experience. I recommend few people in this field but I have no hesitation in recommending Ann.
–David Harris
Founder of A2O Coaching, Windsor, England


I have had the great joy and pleasure to be a participant in an equine facilitated mental health workshop where Ann was a facilitator.  One of her horses, Buckingham, touched my soul in one of these workshops.  I  feel like my true spirit has been set free. Ann was there and allowed this extraordinary interaction without any human provocation.
–Louanne Kamienowski
Executive Director/Founder
Cadence ~ Rhythm with Horses

The field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health/Learning has benefited for many years from the guidance and vision of Ann Alden. Her ability to assess horses and their responses to the humans around them is both foundational and fundamental. Her commitment to the treatment of equines as sentient beings who should be afforded choice as they interact with people is at the core of our powerful work.
–Sheri Flum
Social Worker


Follow the ongoing, ground breaking research by Ann Baldwin, PhD, Ann Alden, MA, CEIP-ED and Barbara Rector, MA, CEIP-ED into the way horses improve people’s lives.