Give the Gift of Experience

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Have you considered the gift of experience this holiday season? A mother-daughter trip through the Canadian Rockies on horseback with other family members is one of my most memorable life experiences. Travelling five-six hours per day up and down the crooks and crannies of Canada’s backbone, we rode into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. […]

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Seeking Strategic Alliances: Leadership Development, Team Building & Coaching

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Here’s an opportunity to enhance your leadership development, team effectiveness or executive coaching program with hands on equine experiential learning that has lasting impact. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you! Horses are wonderful natural coaches. Our equine-assisted learning programs are intended to build community and team work, enhance leadership skills and increasing emotional […]

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The Mane Intent Seeks Program Partners

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If you are part of a non-profit, government agency, community charity, Board of Education, Family Health Team or wellness collaborative, we would love to hear from you. The Mane Intent welcomes the opportunity to develop and deliver equine-inspired wellness and learning programs intended to help individuals cope with and address a number of challenges including […]

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Inviting Resilience Focus of National Conference — Call for Session Proposals and Poster Presentations

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Inviting Resilience is the overarching theme of a national conference to be hosted by The Mane Intent, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and Trent University  on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The Inviting Resilience Conference will combine academic and experiential learning to provide meaningful opportunities in building community […]

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Vital Communities Grant to Support EAL Program for Indigenous Youth

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We’re thrilled to share that Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) is receiving a $5,000 2019 Vital Communities Grant as announced by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (CFGP) at an event hosted at The Mount Community Centre on November 15, 2018. The funds will support a new initiative between Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, The Mane […]

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Viviane’s View: If you have a dream, go chase it…

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“If you have a dream, go chase it If you feel hope, don’t waste it If you find love, embrace it And never take a single breath for granted” — Granted by Josh Groban When I came to Canada last year, I dreamed of an internship with horses. I found something much bigger.  I found a […]

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Owning Crazy

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Do you own your crazy? When I launched The Mane Intent, my inner critic had a party. At my age and with my professional tenure, why would I essentially start over, launching a new business from ground zero? Why would I invest in a horse-based business with a focus on experiential learning? My ego’s biggest […]

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A Business Birthday and a New Web Site

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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — John Anster In May this year, The Mane Intent entered into its fifth fiscal year and on Monday, August 13 — we are hosting an open house to recognize this milestone.  It’s an opportunity to take […]

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Ways to Develop a Generous Mind

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“If you treat yourself like you matter, then you thrive. Are you willing to allow who you might be to continually triumph over who you currently are?” — Jordan Petersen One of the presentations I enjoyed most at the HETI 2018 Conference in Dublin was the keynote remarks delivered by William Micklem entitled “Going Over […]

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Horses in Education and Therapy International Conference Highlights – Dublin 2018

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A highlight of my summer was presenting at The 16th International HETI Congress of Equine Facilitated Programs hosted by the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International’s (HETI) in Dublin, Ireland on June 26 – 29, 2018. HETI is a global organization that forms worldwide links between countries, centres and individuals offering equine facilitated […]

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