21 Finkle Road

Ancramdale, NY  12503

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New for 2020...

Now in its 14th year of equine-based experiential coaching,  The Horse Institute  introduces open enrollment to our flagship professional development programs: Emerging Leaders Development Workshop and Next-Level Communication Skills Workshop


We continue to offer Team Building Custom Workshops, scheduled upon request and crafted to meet your group's specific needs. And, we have a new Evaluation & Measurement Process to help quantify your Return On Investment (ROI).

The Horse Institute's one-of-a-kind professional coaching combines proven management methodologies with an innovative teaching approach called Equine Assisted Learning. EAL programs take employees away from "business as usual" and empower them to recognize and optimize their potential with impressive results.

Note: No horse experience required. No horseback riding involved.



Emerging Leaders


   Leadership competencies including:

  • Delegation

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Influencing without authority

  • Managing difficult conversations

  • Giving feedback

  • Inspiring and motivating


Communication Skills

   Engagement competencies including:

  • Congruence: what you say vs. what you feel

  • Defining objectives and audience needs

  • Organizing content for clarity and convincingness

  • Making a connection -- individual vs. group

  • Managing Q&A 

Team Building

Custom Workshop


   Content crafted to drive to your team's specific     desired business outcomes, including: 

  • Aligning goals

  • Establishing clear roles and responsibilities

  • Strengths-based problem solving

  • Establishing productive group dynamics

  • Breaking down silos, trust and bonding

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Take a Fresh Approach to Your Next Stakeholder Meeting... it at The Horse Institute.  Add fresh perspective and a breath of fresh air (literally) to the same old executive agenda with:

  •  A one-day Team Building Custom Workshop designed to stimulate "Aha!" moments germane    to executive issues and challenges, from group alignment to balancing individual strengths.

  • One or more days reserved for your meetings on site. The Horse Institute is situated on 30 scenic acres in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley and offers a spacious covered arena with 360° windows perfect for large groups, as well as a smaller country-style meeting room with adjacent kitchen, acreage to walk and reflect, and ample parking.

  • Time permitting, local excursions including, walking  tours with the Sandanona hounds, a visit    to the renowned Hillrock Distillery, guided local farm tours, and more...


Your fresh eyes experience extends to your accommodations when you reserve The  Pines, an elegant historic Guilded Age mansion just minutes away, and dine on fresh farm-to-table fare  dished up by Culinary Institute of America trained local caterers and restaurateurs.

Call to further explore your program objectives and needs, Marie-Claude 518-929-7202.         

For information about THI facility and workshop logistics, Larry 518-929-5301.

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"Thanks to your workshop, I made a very important lateral switch between two managers. I cannot begin to tell you what a huge impact this had on revenue and customer satisfaction."

 Andrew Santandra, Co-Owner, Friendly Honda


"Organizations that have made a strategic investment in employee development, Gallup finds, report 11% greater profitability and are twice as likely to retain their employees."

Excerpt from Gallup Workplace: What High-Performance Workplaces Do Differently to Keep Great People