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Discover the transformative power of gratitude in your equestrian journey!

  • Are you struggling with guilt stemming from past training methods you or a trainer used on your horse before you understood the physical and emotional impact it was having on them?
  • Do you "feel bad" that you don't have as much time as you would like to spend with your horse?
  • Do you find yourself speaking down to yourself about the level of knowledge you do or don't have?
  • Do you have a hard time advocating for your horse around their care and/or training? 
  • Is it a challenge to set boundaries around what is aligned with the relationship between you and your horses?
  • Do you want to shift your perspective and release that burden of guilt so you can grow your connection with your horse?
  • Are you looking for a safe space to work through these emotions and find strategies for positive change?

Join us for a 5-day journey of self-discovery and transformation as we explore the profound connection between guilt and gratitude in the world of horse-(wo)man-relationship.

What to Expect:

 ✅ Daily journaling/awareness activities/videos designed to help you navigate your guilt and embrace gratitude.

✅ Daily messages, channeled by Shayleigh from the horse collective of the specific a group of horses

✅ Daily meditation journey's channeled by Amber to allow you to go deeper into your subconscious to create shifts and tap you into your own intuition!

✅ Practical tools to cope with and conquer overwhelming guilt.

✅ Self-compassion practices to support your growth and positive change.

✅ Private Facebook group to connect with other participants and get support


There is a major shift happening in the horse world right now.

People are starting to understand that certain training methods that have been used for years may actually be causing emotional harm which is directly correlated with physical dysfunction. A common theme is that once you realize this you start to feel guilty about the way you have trained or ridden before. We know this, because this has been our experience for the last several years!

We wanted to create a space to explore how gratitude can be a powerful tool in transforming guilt within our equestrian experiences. Gratitude plays a significant role in helping us appreciate the valuable lessons our horses bring into our lives, both on a personal and collective level. Many individuals carry guilt from past actions related to their horses, often stemming from a lack of understanding of their physical and emotional needs. This guilt can manifest as sadness, sorrow, or physical discomfort, leading to frustration with oneself.

Dealing with chronic or excessive guilt can be quite challenging, but it's important to recognize guilt's role in our equestrian journeys. Guilt isn't inherently good or bad; it's more about how it affects us. It often reflects our moral code and serves as a compass guiding us to acknowledge the consequences of our actions towards our horses. Guilt can be a catalyst for change when it leads to a sense of responsibility and a commitment to improve our treatment of these animals. It's closely tied to empathy and a feeling of responsibility for their welfare.

Research even suggests that people prone to guilt are often more trustworthy, especially when it comes to their actions regarding animals. However, not all guilt is constructive. When it arises from unrealistic expectations of perfection in horsemanship, it can cause distress. For example, feeling guilty for using less-than-ideal training methods due to external pressures can negatively impact our lives and our horses' well-being. Unresolved guilt has been linked to mental health issues such as depression and social anxiety, which can affect our relationships and daily life.

Dealing with guilt is essential, especially when it becomes overwhelming. Some try to rationalize or minimize their mistakes to temporarily ease their guilt, but this won't make it disappear. Sharing your feelings with trusted friends or fellow horse enthusiasts can help alleviate guilt. Apologizing and taking responsibility for your mistakes can also help in some cases. When guilt begins to significantly affect your daily life or your relationships with your horses, seeking support is crucial.

"Sorry Not Sorry: Transforming Guilt into Gratitude" is an opportunity to provide a safe space to work through these emotions and explore strategies for positive change.

Normalizing guilt as part of the equestrian journey and shifting towards gratitude for the valuable lessons our horses offer is a vital step. Self-compassion is another valuable tool for managing ongoing guilt. These practices include acknowledging challenging emotions, offering oneself support as one would to a friend, writing self-compassionate letters, and reframing negative self-talk by focusing on personal growth and positive change in their equestrian journey.

Approaching guilt with gratitude and self-compassion can indeed be the thing that you need to support you in reconnecting with yourself and your horse!