Joan has been around horses her entire life. She is a Certified Equine Trainer who has experience working with many different breeds and all types of riders.
Joan's formal equine education began at age 12 when she started consistently participating in clinics and workshops under the instruction of proven professionals in the industry. Her passion for horses powered a hunger to learn and enabled her to further her knowledge and advance in her field.
Joan became certified in 2009 at the Lyons Legacy school in Colorado. One she returned she formed JS Horsemanship LLC and started her career at Hour Glass Farms in North East Ohio. Her work consisted of starting colts going to the track and training ones coming off to be used as riding horses. During this time she quickly developed into a proven and sought-after instructor.
Joan is passionate about helping horses, their owners, and others to communicate effectively and develop a good working relationship. She believes strongly in the diverse benefits and self-healing that is taught through EAGALA training and offered by Silver Lining Therapy.
Diane is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults in diverse settings including agencies, schools, community settings, and private practice. She was introduced to Equine Assisted Learning in 2016 when she attended a comprehensive training and certification in the EAGALA model. Diane discovered the power of the horses to positively impact change and healing. She learned that horses are sensitive to nonverbal communication and respond in the moment. This gives clients the opportunity to learn about themselves and realize the way they are coming across in this form of communication. Diane is enthusiastic about horses abilities to heal and transform people's lives.
Tracy worked in private practice helping clients with marriage family and individual concerns. Tracy's practice focus was with women thru various life stage transitions. This included self-esteem issues, communication, problem-solving, anger, and control skills. Family life and parenting options also were explored.
Tracy retired after 16 years to continue to nurture her immediate and extended family, grandchildren, parents, and relatives.
Recently, thru EAGALA training Tracy has joined her love of horses and counseling to offer a new perspective on learning, growing, and emotional healing.
She is fortunate to own an off the track thoroughbred horse. The growing relationship with her very sensitive and anxious mare teaches her every day the importance of patience, an open mind, kindness, and that past trauma doesn’t have to be defined by one's behavior.