Shoni graduated with high honors from the University
of Florida earning her degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Shoni is
licensed in the state of Florida as a Certified Psychology Instructor and is a
member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Society for
Training and Development (ASTD) and the Association for Experiential Education (AEE).
She has many years experience with online education, training, and development.
Her expertise in developing state-aligned and College Board course curriculum
includes an Advanced Placement Psychology course for Florida Virtual Global
Shoni's client relationship management expertise and
business experience includes serving as a public relations manager for a
membership campground corporation, and a finance director for a large pallet
company. Shoni has been an educational instructor for over 17 years and is the
Executive Director of Equine Experiential℠ where she uses principles of
experiential psychology, cognitive behavioral strategies, motivational theory
and natural horsemanship to support adolescents, adults, couples, families,
teams and organizations.
Shoni is also a member of the Equine Assisted Growth and
Learning Association (EAGALA), and has completed EAGALA's level 1 certification
program as an Equine Specialist. When Shoni purchased her first horse, she
quickly learned how proficient horses were at mirroring energy and intentions
and how easily they provided tremendous opportunities for metaphorical learning.
Shoni immediately became a student of Natural Horsemanship and studied with many
outstanding clinicians including workshops at Pat and Linda Parelli’s ranch in
Ocala, Florida. Natural Horsemanship and Facilitated Equine Experiential
Learning are the perfect complement to one another and help to develop
communication, trust and respect in both humans and horses.
Shoni has inspired trust and confidence in hundreds of
students with her unique ability to make others comfortable accessing and
communicating authentic feelings, thereby enabling each student to realize their
individual potential. After realizing that observing horse behavior and
discovering what horses are telling us about ourselves can be a life-changing
experience, Shoni’s teaching & business expertise is now focused on the success
of Equine Experiential's℠ attempt to link authentic self-discovery with paths to
action for positive life changes by encouraging independent thinking and
problem-solving through experiential learning activities.
Shoni's commitment to promoting personal and professional
growth led them to develop Equine Experiential's℠ four specialty programs:
and LEAD. These programs were developed to assess, assist
and grow self-esteem, team building, leadership skills, verbal and non-verbal
communication, and problem solving abilities by providing the knowledge,
aspiration, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to effectively perform
Trish is a Certified Professional Coach, with expertise in
Personal Empowerment, Health & Wellness, and Family coaching.
Trish is also certified in Equine Assisted Learning as an Equine Specialist from
the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), and is certified
in Equine Assisted Personal Development from Chris Irwin, Natural Horsemanship.
Trish Carlo (*Back in Canada)
President & Equine Specialist for Equine ExperientialSM
Trish received her training to become a certified coach
at iPEC Coaching, the leading school for coach training. Trish is also certified
in the Energy Leadership Development System coaching and is a member of the
governing association for coaches, the International Coaching Federation.
Trish’s business experience includes General Manager for a manufacturing company
in Ontario, creating and running a Fashion Consulting business, and the
organization and running of her Thoroughbred operations. Her business expertise
is now focused on Equine Experiential℠ as the President and CEO.
Trish started riding when she was 12 years old and has
spent the last 40 years working in various parts of the horse industry. She has
a wide range of hands-on experience from teaching beginner riding lessons and
holding horse shows to breeding and training Thoroughbred race horses and
operating a 40-horse boarding stable. Trish rode hunters as a teenager and
taught lessons to youth groups. She started breaking and galloping yearlings and
now enjoys trail riding.
Trish is well aware of the fact that horses have greatly
contributed to the person she has become and loves to teach others what she has
learned from these insightful animals. Trish had a dream of giving back to
others the joy of being with horses and other farm animals, especially to those
who have never had a chance to spend time and learn from these magnificent
animals. She now utilizes the power of horses to bring about awareness and
personal growth as an Equine Specialist and Life Coach at Equine Experiential℠.
*Update: Trish has moved back to Canada with her elderly parents. She has
continued her work with her own nonprofit organization. You may find her
Story Book Meadows in
Loretto, Ontario. Until a suitable replacement for her wealth of talent is
found, only existing clients are being seen.
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Equine ExperientialSM has a
herd of remarkable horses to assist us. Only well-qualified, friendly horses are
used for these activities. Or, if you'd prefer to work with your own horse,
possible arrangements can be made for that as well (no problem horses).
Give yourself an experiential learning vacation, by boarding overnight and
riding in our arenas, the bridle trail, or on the beautiful Cross-Florida
All activities are done on the ground and no horse
experience is necessary.
Dress for the weather in this beautiful Florida outdoor
today to schedule your session!
We are willing and able to work with ANY agenda you have!
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