Carmen Theobald is a bit of a renaissance woman: a talented equestrian and farrier who has the people skills to bring horse wisdom to the human world. One of the most gifted presenters and facilitators I’ve ever worked with, Carmen is taking the Eponaquest model of equine-facilitated learning out into the world in her own inimitable way. I am honored to consider her a colleague and a friend.
Carmen is a true Master Herder. I had the opportunity to be among the people Carmen taught these vital 5 roles. I found her authenticity and knowledge base on these concepts were unique and extremely relatable as well as actionable for my own personal and professional life. I have a day job as a Macroeconomic Strategist, I do stand-up comedy professionally, and I just got married to the love of my life, so learning these concepts so early in my life is a gigantic blessing. Carmen is absolutely one of the best at teaching and relating these important concepts to people across the board.
If you have an opportunity to work with Carmen please take it! Carmen exudes a joyful radiance that is contagious. During our equine assisted learning apprenticeship program I worked with and witnessed Carmen teaching and facilitating many people, including myself, with and without the horses. She is a gifted teacher and facilitator, providing a strong supportive presence while bringing beautiful insights to her client’s experiences. Most importantly she creates a safe atmosphere in which her client’s can allow themselves to feel vulnerable and grow. I cannot recommend Carmen enough!! Know you are in the presence of a truly talented coach and guide who will be invaluable to your personal or professional development.
My daughter and I spent 3 hours with Carmen learning how we communicate non verbally and what this means to our Equine partners. Through self examination, some human to human and human to horse practicing and reflection, Carmen assisted us in understanding messages we send other people as well as our horses. It was a fun and insight afternoon! Carmen is a natural teacher and a gentle, genuine facilitator. We look forward to what we will be learning in our next session with True Presence Horse Sense!
My husband and I had the great, good fortune to do a half-day workshop of EFL with Carmen, at her beautiful farm in Ontario. I have done a lot of personal development but never inspired by the wisdom of horses, nor with a young person so innately talented, insightful and skilled. Working with her horse Grace was exciting and eye-opening. EFL is deep, healing work and Carmen is a facilitator/coach whose innate talent and passion for it taught us a lot about ourselves and the world around us.
Carmen brings a multi-dimensional wealth of skills, knowledge, and experience to her work with horses and humans. She is highly attuned to all of the horse nuances, and is a gifted, compassionate facilitator in equine facilitated learning. I always look forward to hearing Carmen’s insights and pearls of wisdom!
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Carmen TheobaldAdvanced Eponaquest Instructorcarmen@truepresencehorsesense.com+1 (705) 346-1714