Private Lessons and Lay Downs

Real healing begins when we let go of our past trauma and move towards our future

Wylene's lay down is not a trick to teach or an event of pulling a horse to the ground; it is a therapeutic session where a succession of changes happen that Wylene's expert eye looks for. On the ground the horse speaks a language they do not speak on their feet. She works to get to the base of the horses brain to move past traumas or poor experiences in turn helping a horse to allow itself to be vulnerable and willing to let go of control. The horse learns to soften, trust, have patience, and to let go of worries in turn becoming a better, more connected partner. At the end of the day, they choose what their lay down looks like, not Wylene, not you, not anyone. 

 

It's not entirely about the horse though, you will also let go and spend time with your horse on the ground. There is no right or wrong way to do this, it will be your opportunity to bond and release fears, mistrust, and perceptions. Your horse will show up, show you how they really are during the lay down, and how they can let go and move forward after.

 

In helping a horse let go you are preparing the horse for if and when a dangerous situation arises. A laid down horse would not react but soften and wait for you to save their life without any panic; which has happened numerous times with clients horses, and is exactly why she lays them down. She realizes this can be a touchy subject for some based on other controversial lay downs methods out there and has developed this method with the horses safety and best interests in mind.

Private lessons are available per request at clinics and can be scheduled before or after the clinic times and are tailored to your needs and concerns. 

Cost: $125 for first hour, $100/each hour following

Laydowns are available per request and are done outside of clinic hours, either before or after the clinic. Wylene will set aside private one on one time with you and you horse, teaching your horse how to lay down. You will not walk away from the lesson until you can personally lay down your own horse. There is no timeline, whether or not it's 30 minutes or 5 hours, the lesson is tailored to the individual horse and handler, whatever it takes. This can a very emotional time between you and your horse. It can be used to help with many different problems that arise such as: a horse that is spooky, over reactive, shut down, belligerent, pushy, spoiled, rude ground manners, wild horses, domestic horses, and everything in between. It's also recommend for the quiet, easy going husband horse to find out who they are deep down inside. Each lay down is different and tailored to your horse. It's an opportunity for her to do a lie detector test on each individual horse. It's their opportunity to show us who they really are. It is a very powerful experience when a horse chooses to let go and lay down. 

Cost: $250/horse

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