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About Me

I offer Equine Hanna Somatics® (EHS) to horses in the Santa Barbara area, and on zoom.  In an EHS session I invite the horse to pandiculate, -thus resetting the contraction of muscles to their 'resting tone'. The results of an EHS session are a more aligned musculature and less contracted joints. EHS is different than other forms of Equine body work in that the horse is invited to move in a Somatic way, (Pandiculation), which results in the horse focusing inward. This body- mind integration increases the horses' capacity to learn and to have empathy.  It is different from other Equine trainings in that the horse has a choice to participate in the session as much or as little as they are able and they still get long lasting results. Results can include better posture, improved gaits, pain relief, improved athletics, improved mood and intelligence, more willingness to take direction, and the creation of a deeper  bond with their human. I have personally witnessed the improvement of PTSD symptoms in traumatized horses as a result of EHS.  I am available to teach workshops and individuals in EHS and also Human Somatic Exercise. My goal is to help as many horses as possible, and to help increase their bond with their guardians.  I believe that our animals should always be treated as family!  I look forward to helping you and your horse to

build better brains, better bodies, and better bonds.

In person pricing is $100 and zoom education after you download the dvd is $60 per hour. Please contact me on LETS CHAT, WHATS APP and cell, 805-570-5121

I will be teaching an "INRODUCTION TO EQUINE HANNA SOMATICS"  at RETURN TO FREEDOM MUSTANG SANCTUARY on July 20, 2024. Please contact me at for more information

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Hear What Others Have to Say

Happy clients are sending me their progress pictures all the time. I like to teach horse people to work Somatically with their horses on their own.


SB Horse Project

 "Michele worked her Somatic magic with our rescued 6 year old small Arab gelding, Diego. He was toed out in the hind in a ballerina first position so severe he waddled side to side, and had trouble balancing and moving forward. Clearly Diego was having physical problems and not enjoying being ridden at all. After several months and regular sessions with Michele that's history. Diego’s a much happier horse and so are we. His toes point forward, he has a lovely, light Arab trot and is glad to get in the arena and on the trail. Michele is always communicating with him, and we see a more playful, braver and engaged young horse. Thanks Michele"- Diego, and The Horse Project Santa Barbara

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