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Horse Sense Business Sense
6919 Meadows Town Road
Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Phone: (828) 683-7304
Fax: (828) 683-6281
E-mail: josie@horsesenseotc.com




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Horse Sense Business Sense helps professionals in the many fields of Equine Assisted Practices offer top-level programs in their communities through workshops/trainings, symposiums & conferences, consulting & immersion programs, curriculums, a working student program, and much more.

Over a decade ago, Horse Sense began the journey into becoming a top-notch EAP/EAL facility. We are eager to help other Therapeutic Horsemanship, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning programs make it, and make a difference, in their community.

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What's New at Business Sense?


First Virtual Business Building Intensive a Huge Success!

Great Content from Leaders in the Field of Therapeutic Practice  - live online!

Our very first Vitual Business Building Intensive (VBBI) is in the books and it was a tremendous success!  But, don't just take my word for it - listen to what some of the attendees had to say:

"To have such depth in experience, education and wisdom for such low cost and easy convenience--I thought it was brilliant."

"To get information from professionals who have been providing this service....especially the equine pros. I also appreciate the connections I've made through this program."

"The presenters were amazing! And it was a great treat to be able to listen from the comfort of my own home!"

100% of post-event survey respondents said they were "very satisfied" (the highest possible response); 100% said they are "very likely" to participate in another one.  It's easy to understand why!  VBBI attendees viewed over 22 hours of amazing content from the comfort of their own homes, participated in a live Q&A with each presenter, and have access to a video/audio recording of each presentation for 1 year following the event. Cost Effective - GREAT Content - Convenient.  Several attendees have gathered together on Facebook and are continuing the relationships and conversations begun in the VBBI.


Parelli & Horse Sense Make an Impact at PATH International Conference

Richard Knapp, Parelli 2-Star Junior Instructor & Shannon Knapp, founder & president of Horse Sense of the Carolinas spent a week at the PATH International conference in Lexington, KY Nov 8-12. PATH International used to be known as "NARHA"; the new name stands for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, which includes Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, & Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning (EFP-EFL), among other activities. 

Over 750 participants attended the conference, and many dropped by the Horse Sense table to learn about the benefits of Parelli Natural Horsemanship for therapeutic horsemanship programs. As one of the first presentations of the conference, Shannon spoke on "The Role of the Horse in EFP/EFL" to a standing-room only audience of over 250, discussing the importance of assessing horses for this special kind of work. She introduced both Parelli's Horsenalities™ and the 7 Games™ as key ways to assess suitability of horses for any therapeutic horsemanship program. Many conference attendees expressed delight to see Parelli represented at the PATH conference, and were excited to see i nformation specific to their needs & to meet professionals fluent in therapeutic horsemanship.


Come See Richard and Shannon at PATH International Conference in Kentucky!

Richard and I are so excited to attend the PATH International Conference in Kentucky next week!  You can download the itinerary /schedule for the Conference here.

I am also part of the Pre-Conference workshop on "How to Build Sustainable and Successful EFP/EFL Practices" (held on Tuesday, Nov 8th) as well as a presentation "The Role of the Horse in EFP/EFL Work" (held on Thursday, Nov 10). 

We hope we get a chance to connect with you!