Combining The Meadows Model, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), mindfulness, and natural horsemanship, this unique and cutting-edge workshop allows for a distinct healing experience.

A Unique Equine Experience

The Spirit Equine program of Colleen DeRango and Buddy Uldrickson is at the forefront of therapies for trauma and the healing of emotional wounds. Buddy’s calm, centered, presence, his immense horsemanship, and Colleen’s organic mastery of Somatic Experiencing™ have partnered to create a magical and transformative experience. I recommend this powerful program without reservation.
~ Peter A Levine, Ph.D., Developer of Somatic Experiencing, Senior Fellow and clinical consultant for the Meadows and author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice

The Meadows’ equine workshop team combines the wisdom of our skillful therapist trained in Somatic Experiencing® (SE), with an uncommon horseman and highly skilled trainer.

The program consists of experiential activities with horses, and addresses self-esteem, boundaries, honoring reality, wants and needs, emotional regulation, and spontaneity. Created exclusively for a small group of no more than five participants, this workshop is an outdoor experience facilitated by two gifted professionals.


Attendees will not be riding; they will be provided with a list of what to bring at the time of registration. This workshop runs Monday through Friday, from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with an hour lunch break. Five-day and Three-day workshop options that run from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. are available.

This workshop runs on the following dates in 2019:

5 Day Workshops

March 11 - 15

October 4 - 6

November 11 - 15

3 Day Workshops

January 25 - 27

We Can Help

For more details, call 800-244-4949. Our Intake Coordinators are happy to assist you between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MST on weekdays, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST on weekends.