This team building exercise is absolutely awesome. Interpreting what you learn about communicating and dealing with horses is very helpful and similar when dealing with people.
Our newly formed shared services group had a fantastic time at the Dreamwinds facility with Tracey and her team. Her two legged and four legged team members were wonderful. We learned a lot about ourselves, including the importance of clear communication, interpretation of instructions, and taking into account all team members abilities. The exercises were very interactive and best of all… they were fun! We had so many laughs and we really enjoyed ourselves. We highly recommend Dreamwinds to anyone considering a team building, communication, collaboration or just “for fun event!”
This was such a fun and practical experience that applies to workplace culture so accurately and practically. All of the facilitators are very knowledgeable as well!
A very innovative way to impart leadership and values training through the prism of horses. It opens your eyes to what you believe are inherent constraints that are self-imposed and can be overcome with boldness.
Beautiful and very professional program! Lovely interaction between the team and all horses. Expansion in the knowledge of energy, frequency and communication.
It is incredible as to how much you can learn about yourself when working with horses. Building confidence, trust, and embracing the diversity of skills in others is a big part of being successful.
Dreamwinds provides a great team building exercise for your work colleagues. Moreover, it is fun, different, and develops worthwhile lessons that can be used to improve group performance in the workplace.
I chose to certify with Tracey and Dreamwinds because of Tracey’s authenticity and openness. I love this Form of EAL. It is about helping people build the skills they need to be successful in their lives. I feel Tracey embodies this in everything she does from teaching the course, to facilitating clients and living a life built around helping others. She never hesitates to share her knowledge, and tons of knowledge she has! She is always a true cheerleader and believes we are all in this together! Not just this certification, but all walks and avenues to equine assisted learning. This is what true leadership is! Thank-you Tracey!!
My experience at Dreamwinds was nothing shy of amazing! The facility was beautiful, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and the experience was unforgettable. Being at Dreamwinds reminded me that your energy speaks before you do; trust me the horses know! With the right intentions, passion, and drive, you can achieve and overcome anything! Thank you!
This was the best team off site I’ve ever done! Your team communication skills truly get put to the test when you’re trying to navigate a situation with limited senses and a horse. We quickly saw our team’s strengths and weaknesses and how we needed to change our communication strategy to be successful. This is a unique way to bond and grow as a team.
Date night at Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning was so much fun and truly provided insight to the importance of non-verbal communication! I highly recommend Date Night to any couple looking to do something different! Tracey and her team are passionate about inspiring leaders and creating empowering relationships! We will be back soon!
The Dreamwinds team did a fantastic job unlocking creative thinking out of all members. The exercises were relevant, refreshing and allowed for self-reflection that I can now take away that will help me build a high performing team in the future.
Miigwetch for the fantastic learning opportunity! The Equine Assisted Learning Certificate Program provided by Dreamwinds Farm is by far the most useful training I have attended. The split between in-class learning and experiential learning make this course exceptional. The facilitators provided a fun yet professional learning environment. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn hands on the activities and how to implement the Cartier building block program. I am looking forward to using this as a compliment to providing mental health services, in Northern Ontario. I will definitely recommend this program to anyone wishing to work with both horses and people!
A day spent at the Dreamwinds Facility was a great experience that increased my knowledge about horses and their nature. By participating in the various activities, overcoming obstacles, and guiding team members, I learned valuable communication and leadership skills that will benefit my post-secondary studies, future career and in the real world in general.
I was really curious as to how working with horses was going to translate into real-world/business application. Tracey and her team were outstanding – not just with horse knowledge, but also with how to apply what we learned in a human context.
This was by far the most unique and insightful team building experience I have ever done. I was slightly timid around the horse at first, but the instruction and activities eased any fears I had throughout the day. I highly recommend this fantastic facility to anyone; whether it’s alone or with your family. Awesome experience all around!
My experience at Dreamwinds was wonderful! Tracey is very knowledgeable and her success story is very interesting. I am naturally a leader, but this program developed those skills even more. I enjoyed this so much! Thank you!
Having spent my life around horses, I am very comfortable and confident. Coming and participating in Ladies Night taught me that I didn’t know as much about myself as I knew about horses. What a profound experience! Thank you Dreamwinds! I will be back.
Tracey and Jenn travelled to bring the EAL Certification training to our team. They went above and beyond to ensure our success and we feel fully prepared to deliver the program. THANK YOU Dreamwinds for sharing your knowledge and passion with us!
My experience at Dreamwinds has been so enlightening. I felt accepted and supported in my learning journey, answering all questions and concerns for the future. The facility is beautiful and Tracey and Jenn are full of experience and knowledge to guide you with grace, to what you want to achieve to make your dreams come true – people and horses. Thank you, you have opened a door of opportunity for me that will change my life. Love and light.
Even though I have been around horses for a lot of years, I enjoyed the eye opening groundwork of communication links and hearing of your experience, very enlightening, not something I was exposed to during my years of being coached! Dreamwinds is a beautiful, well maintained facility, and the horses are obviously well cared for.
This was a fun event in a very nice facility and great facilitators! Tracey has very good knowledge on the subjects and is able to take elements from practice with horses into our workplace challenges.
I was terrified to touch the horses but after working with the amazing staff and team members my confidence got much better. I would recommend this exercise to others including teachers, students, other companies and even the Prime Minister/Premier/Councillors etc
It was a wonderful experience! Our team learned how to interact with our horse partner, how to lead, how to trust each other and work through our weaknesses while leveraging our strengths.
The session gave me a completely different perspective on my day to day life, from my job and how I manage my team and my family and all other relationships. Great program that I would recommend to anyone looking to try something different.
Very interesting to use a horse as a new employee or co-worker in order to make (lead) him into performing things. Makes you think about how people interpret and could be misled into doing things. Overall, very impressed on how this opened my eyes in these different situations.
We brought our team of nine staff and two managers to Dreamwinds to enhance our connection, trust, communication, and collaboration. The facility is lovely. Tracey and her team are amazing. We can take what we learned to improve our team culture.
We loved it! It was a great experience. Lots of fun and got to see how we communicate the same things differently. We came for a birthday and Tracey went over and above to make it special! Will recommend to others and be back ourselves.
Overall great environment. The facilitators at Dreamwinds were very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. Well organized program with many fun, yet challenging activities that related to the topic and themes of the workshop very well.
This was an excellent experience both from the “unique” nature of working hands on with the horse, as well as learning how to communicate with my partner in a different environment. This is a MUST date night experience.
Despite being around horses for 25 years, I had not been able to find a way to combine my passion for horses with my passion for leadership and group dynamics. I now know my path and know that horses will and can remain contract to my future success. Thank you for helping me to realize that I truly can do something I love.
Date night was a great way to learn more about yourself, your partner, and your relationship. Working with the horses was an eye opener for me, as it showed me how I communicate with my partner and the way he responds to my communication. I will certainly take the information I learned outside the walls of the Dreamwinds facility because I believe it will be beneficial in everyday life.
I came with an open mind to learn more about myself and to have fun. Tracey and her fabulous team completely exceeded my expectations. I gained so much in terms of the way I interpret rules and learning to truly think outside the box. My team was amazing to work with!
I enjoyed my session today. I am very thrilled by how simple yet advanced the lessons were. I aim to recap the lessons learned so I am better able to execute them in my business and family. Thank you so very much.
This was my second Dreamwinds event in two months. I would highly recommend it! Great facility, beautiful horses, and a fun learning experience!
Ladies night was a great experiential event where our leadership and communication skills were tested. Fun, unique, and an event to remember! The horses were amazing!
This program is incredible! I was able to find more confidence in myself around the horses, while also building the relationships I have with my co-workers.
As an educator, having gone through this training, I feel confident that this program will assist students with learning skills they can take back to their academic lives and be successful. I’m excited to bring this program to schools, students, teachers, and head teachers.
Tracey is a wonderful and wise leader who is generous with her experiences and love of horses. Oliver was fabulous and loving – a great teacher. Bonnie and I had fun, and became comfortable working with Oliver. I’d definitely recommend this and come back myself.
Excellent opportunity to build team skills, creative, and analytic problem solving skills. Reflection at the wrap-up session is valuable and with follow up on the work site, lessons learned would certainly be evident.
Very fun event! Considering the participants didn’t know each other and built a team so quickly, I can only imagine how beneficial this would be for working teams or families.
Amazing experience! A must for a highly integrated and collaborative team. I am adding this to my bucket list to share this session with my colleagues.
Amazing course, full of information, theory and best of all, fun! Tracey and Jenn are very hands on and will keep you on your toes. Highly recommend this class if this is the field you are interested in.
This was a lot of fun and much different than my prior/current work with horses but it gave me a whole new perspective. Was a super night!
This was a very new experience for me and I found the staff and the horse to be encouraging and patient. I loved the group participation as we built trust with our team.
I had a fantastic experience! I learned a lot about myself and my co-workers that I will use to my advantage moving forward in the workplace.
This was a birthday present from a dear friend and I came a bit nervous around horses. It was such a wonderful learning and comfortable experience in learning leadership skills, comfort with horses, and friendship. Thank you, Tracey.
We had such a wonderful time! I had no idea what to expect and it was a night filled with laughter, communication, and fun! We would definitely do this again and recommend it! What a wonderful night!
I had an extremely enjoyable week at Dreamwinds EAL Certification course. Tracey and Jenn were very knowledgeable, approachable, and enthusiastic. I not only feel prepared to take this next step on this journey, but feel as though I have gained many wonderful colleagues through this program, as well as ongoing support.
It was a great experience to understand how we each communicate and that we like to be communicated with in the same way. Words we use and hear.
Absolutely amazing! If you want to build your team and learn more about how you operate in a team setting, call Dreamwinds, you’ll never look back.
This was an extremely eye opening and fun experience. I learned so much about myself and the power of our body language and non-verbal communication in a whole new way.
Thank you for a wonderfully unique experience. We would definitely recommend Dreamwinds to anyone looking for a fun and different experience.
This week has been one of the most amazing weeks/experiences in my life. I learned so much on so many different levels. I am so excited to share this amazing program with as many people as possible. Thank you with all my heart!
Tracey helped ensure that I was very comfortable around the horses. I’m terrified of horses but after Tracey taking the time to coach me and spending time with Oliver, I was even able to lead him through obstacles!
I absolutely loved the experience. It was a great team bonding activity and helped me build confidence with horses as well. Would recommend this to everyone.
The session made it very easy to understand the importance of teamwork and the different skills each team member has. It was very enjoyable and Tracey and team are very knowledgable and give actionable feedback.
I’m a city guy, hence, i felt very uncomfortable at first in the setting and with horses. After 3 morning activities, I quickly learned to trust; the staff and facilities, the horses, and my team.
Really an amazing experience & a unique approach to teaching leadership. Will test your communication style and ability to adapt for success. Loved the horses & great facilitators.
I loved spending the day with my colleagues amongst the horses – what a wonderful way to get to know your peers better and experience team work in a different setting. Tracey created scenarios that pushed each of us to take on different roles while learning all about the horses and how to take care of them. I highly recommend as a great team building exercise.
Excellent program! Very unique and enjoyable. Gets the message across in a creative & memorable way!
While working with the horses I learned a lot of valuable tactics that can be applied in my day-to-day leadership. Tracey’s passion for the horses and her in-depth leadership knowledge shows through in her delivery and added tremendous value to the overall experience. It was a remarkable session that I would recommend to anyone who wants to strengthen their leadership skills and team effectiveness.
I had the pleasure of attending a leadership course at Dreamwinds last year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was surprising how much I learned about my own and my colleagues’ leadership style and how it changes within a group. It was an enjoyable departure from typical leadership training courses.
I work in a small office of only three people, and have learned the importance of communication in such a small team. Not only were the challenges of each activity a great way for us to learn about how to work better as a team, but adding in a 1,200lb horse meant some team members had to overcome some nervousness and the discomfort of being in an unfamiliar situation. By the end of the day our team agreed that although we had very different styles of leading and communication, by being accepting of those differences, we could accomplish great things.
The Dreamwinds EAL Program encouraged us to communicate with each other and the horses, our teams could easily identify who were strong verbal communicators and who was skilled at leadership through action. The program was a wonderful introduction to the world of horses but also an incredible experience to share with my team. We bonded, made memories and learned more about each other and ourselves. Tracey brings a valuable balance of experience from both the boardroom and the paddocks and is the perfect leader to a team building event supported by her trusty staff of horses.
Provided an opportunity to team build, listen and enhance our verbal & non-verbal skills!
Great experience with my team. I gained a great amount of lessons to carry into the rink. Thanks Dreamwinds!
Came to EAL not really knowing what to expect, and how we would be interacting with horses to learn more about communicating & collaborating as a team. It was a great experience, truly enjoyed it & learned a lot about myself & team members. I was able to adapt to the various situations to achieve the task trusting my team, especially the horses. I would definitely do this again & recommend it to others. Thanks EAL team!!
What can I say? An awesome experience delivering beyond expectations!
Wow that a GREAT Night! We had the pleasure of working with Whisper (the horse) are our teammate tonight. While being blindfolded and have to lead Whisper, with each other’s instruction, through obstacle courses, was really cool. It was amazing to see how Whisper would respond to us and how our voices, our body language guided her or not LOL. Great experience that I think all couples should do.
This was a brilliant experience and I would have never in my wildest dreams connected this pairing as a leadership training but after this experience I can’t believe how many revelations and aha moments I had. Amazing!!!
Tracey and Jenn’s experience and education made the course run smoothly, provided lots of learning opportunities and they had many stories to enhance my education. Their passion for what they do made it easy for me to relax and know that I was in the right place and this is what I wanted to learn. I knew that everyone at Dreamwinds was there to support me and I couldn’t have asked for a better course, experience or opportunity.
Sheri and I had such an amazing time with Tracey Evans at Dreamwinds Date Night. Our evening was filled with gentle Horses (Oliver), expert guidance and enriching time with our spouses and so much laughter. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend where you come away with deeper insights on how you communicate with each other and gel together while having loads of fun with these magnificent creatures, then check out Dreamwinds Date Night
Al and I are so impressed. Thank you for an evening we won’t soon forget. Looking forward to next time!
Experience was extremely rewarding. Had slight hesitation with horses prior to the course. Learned a lot about teamwork and how different approaches work when applying it to different problems. Lessons are very transferable to day to day issues, with work, daily life, and any other situations that may arise.
I was a bit if not more apprehensive about how I could get a horse to perform tasks. It was reassuring that we worked in a group with instructors who provided support and feedback. This was an amazing learning experience I would not have thought possible! Keep up the great work!
The staff at Dreamwinds were so friendly, they were knowledgeable, approachable and so understanding. I suggested we do this at least once a year! Such a wonderful experience, I highly recommend this place. Had a wonderful time, can’t say it enough. Thank you!
From a fear of leading horses to leading one blindfolded with my husband guiding me!! Huge leaps in such a short time. Trust in your partner but also belief in yourself is developed, enhanced. Incidentally, the timelines are perfect for parents with babysitters! Dinner out than a session with Dreamwinds and home early-ish! Perfect!
Dreamwinds EAL is a wonderful program! it is a very unique and educational experience. I encourage any who are considering it to try it. It is very fun and fulfilling. The horses are very gentle and the staff supervise the activities very well. I personally loved my time here.
I loved how the facilitators were not only experienced with horses but also with corporate work environments. They spoke our ‘language’ and could tie our experience back to the challenges we face every day
This was such an amazing experience. I was terrified of horses and the confidence I walked away with was empowering. I helped a horse cross a bridge!
A great day all around and interesting to see the links between what do each and every day in the office and how it translates to working with horses
The learning is incredible, what we accomplished at Dreamwinds in half a day far outweighs what we’ve accomplished previously. Incredible!
The staff, facility and our four-legged team members were fantastic. I learned a lot about my own leadership style in a very welcoming and positive environment.
It was a great experience pairing up our team members and a horse. It was nice spending time around the horse, as well as learning skills to bring back to our work. Communication is a tool that everyone could use some extra work on and this was a different/enjoyable way to do so.
Dreamwinds is an exciting, engaging opportunity to consider new and innovative techniques to communicate and collaborate that will last a lifetime. Great experience!
Great learning experience on trust and relying on each other.
The staff experience and knowledge was greatly appreciated. This was a great out of the box learning experience that I will definitely be able to apply to my day to day work life
Very interesting and non-standard approach using horses and teaching teambuilding and leadership. Well done. I would recommend it to other people!
This was a great first test to our relationship, which was positive, fun and educational. A great night to spend with the person you love!
At first I was hesitant to participate but slowly I got comfortable with the horses. The exercises are really good and they really help you build your leadership skills. Overall I think this session was amazing and would definitely do it again.
Such a wonderful experience. I experienced it from a work component but could see how useful it would be in a family/school environment. Would do it again for sure.