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.
Beverley Kane, MD
EAGALA Level III
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...
HEALTh Adjunct Faculty
EAGALA Level I
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...
Robin Murphy, CTRI
Robin Murphy, CTRI, has been riding and working at Webb Ranch since 2001. In 2012, she graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child Development, focusing on Child Services...
Kaitlin Medeiros, LMFT
Kaitlin Medeiros has fostered her love for horses over the past 18 years. Kaitlin started riding lessons at Webb Ranch as a child. She originally pursued a career in equine studies, before majoring in psychology. She has since worked with horses in various capacities...
Medicine and Horsemanship Faculty
EAGALA Level II
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...