The Yellow Rose Farm 

Equine Assisted Wellness Services


Located in Somerset, WI on a small, private horse farm surrounded by open fields and peaceful woods, The Yellow Rose Farm

provides Equine Assisted Personal Development and Psychotherapy services for:

  • Adults/adolescents - self-discovery and/or mental health (EAP)
  • Couples/Families - parenting, problem-solving, "Co-Parenting from the Pasture"  (EAP/EAL)
  • Small Groups - Workshops, team-building/effectiveness for businesses and organizations (EAL)
  • Small School Groups - leadership, strength-building, anti-bullying - great for leadership teams  (EAL)

Join our two and four legged team for a POWERFUL learning experience that you won't forget!  From a place of curiosity, our facilitators provide an opportunity to explore thoughts, behaviors, beliefs and feelings about yourself and others.  The horses reflect these things back to you and provide honest feedback in a completely non-judgmental way, giving you the opportunity to try new ways of "being" and "doing" in a safe environment.  All activities are done on the ground with the horses - no riding involved.

We provide Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) using the EAGALA Model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) For more information see

See "Services" for more information.

What is EAL and EAP?

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) both offer unique ways to learn about yourself and others through experiential sessions with horses. By stepping into the pasture, everything becomes a metaphor for life.  We know that the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that occur when you enter into this environment are the same that occur in your "real" life.  Through sessions tailored specifically for you (no cookie cutter approach here) by the EAGALA Certified Facilitation Team you can explore a variety of issues.

During both EAL and EAP sessions the facilitation team will process with you, to help YOU uncover any thoughts, behaviors,
patterns or beliefs that may "bubble up" and will then allow you to discover new ways of "doing" or "being".

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EAL sessions are geared towards learning and skill building, including discovering:

  • Strengths
  • Areas for growth
  • Leadership skill building 
  • Finding balance in life
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Facing/Overcoming fears
  • Social skills
  • Team Building/Strengthening

EAP sessions are more therapeutic in nature and can help address mental health issues and problems that are happening in life, including:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Relationship problems
  • Transitions

Why Horses?

Horses are social animals and each have their own roles within the herd, and like people, each have their own personalities and attitudes.  They are prey animals, so they are highly attuned to their environment.  Because of this, horses:

  • Are very intuitive.
  • Respond to our body language and feelings - and can tell when             they don't match.
  • Provide immediate, honest feedback, giving us the opportunity to         try new things       in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Are each unique - what works with one horse doesn't necessarily           work with another.
  • Require us to be present and "in the moment".
  • Can help us face and overcome fears.