Elaine Sanders

Elaine Sanders is an Equine Relationship Coach, Stress Consultant, and born horse enthusiast. She has a degree in Nursing, a certification in Equine Partnered Psychotherapy and Coaching, and is a certified HeartMath Coach. She is passionate about creating true partnership with her horses and she knows that the harmony she wants with her horses first starts inside herself.

She teaches other horse people the inner skills necessary to create successful and meaningful relationships with their horses. Elaine is a compassionate and honest coach who combines sound science with horse sense to help you have the partnership of your dreams. Elaine lives with her husband on a farm in rural Manitoba with their bird, cat, dog, and four horses.

Elaine Sanders

Elaine's 2021 Presentations

Foundation of Partnership -

What makes all the great horsemen and horsewomen great? Is it the specific techniques they use? Is it the equipment? Is it something special inside them? Or is it something else - something more foundational?

Explore the science of connecting with the heart of your horse. Learn what gets in the way and discover exactly what you can do to connect with your horse the way the masters do. No matter what method you follow, or what techniques you use, this is the foundation of it all.

Building Connection through Conflict Resolution - 

When things don't go the way you wanted or planned, what do you do? How do you handle the conflict when you want to do one thing and your horse wants to do another?

Conflict resolution is essential in all relationships and your equine relationship is no different. In this video, you'll discover the 5 types of conflict resolution (spoiler alert: only one of them is really effective), how to be a kind leader (without you or your horse getting walked on), and how you can use conflict to build - not break - the partnership with your horse.

S.M.A.R.T. Interactions - 

In every interaction with your horse, you’re either enhancing the relationship or you’re damaging it. You don’t want to leave this to chance! Discover the 5 phases of S.M.A.R.T. Interactions -  a formula to follow to make each and every session with your horse a success so that you not only feel more connected to your horse, but also more satisfied and fulfilled in your life.

The 4 Domains of Building a Heart Connection -

Are you looking for something deeper with your horse? Are you positive that there is more to horses than riding, performing, and obedience? Do you want to experience that feeling of true connection with a horse, not just obedience? Then a Heart Connection is what you’re after. Discover simple and tangible strategies to begin building a heart connection with your horse immediately through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual domains.

The 4 Pillars of Overcoming Fear of Riding -

Riding is supposed to be fun! But why does all this fear get in the way of me actually enjoying it? With the Four Pillars of Overcoming Fear of Riding, you’ll learn simple, specific, and profound strategies to work through, transform, and rise above your fear so that you and your horse can enjoy riding once again.