Introduction to The Healing Nature of Horses  is an introductory workshop, for anyone interested in facilitating equine assisted education and therapy. It is a hands-on pragmatic workshop, designed to provide tools that can help participants combine their education and/or therapy skills with equine assisted mental health or learning. We use lecture, discussion and hands-on experiences to explore the horse's nature.  We explore how we can help our clients and students partner with horses to build healing, learning and personal growth opportunities. 
In addition you will meet other professionals who are ready to share their journey of equine assisted facilitation.
The workshop takes an eclectic look at how a variety of approaches can be combined into a safe and effective session or workshop. It is not based on any particular mode of equine assisted therapy or education, and uses both mounted and ground activities

We will be offering this workshop in Hyde Park VT at Hope Builds Community Farm in Hyde Park VT on Sept 8 & 9, 2018.  The Advanced Topic is Communication which we will be offering Aug. 10 at the same location

Visit to learn more about this workshop co-facilitated with Susanne Haseman LCMHC including how to have the workshop at your location

Pre-registration Required

Whether you have always loved horses or just discovered them, have lots of experience or none at all. . . Contact us today  508 763 5254 or

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Learning to be with horses, to be fully present to them will help you to make changes in all areas of your life.  Join Chris for Personal Growth Workshops to learn more about what horses want to teach you.   Chris follows the Mindful Connection Wheel.  She uses an eclectic approach, combining methods of counseling, personal coaching, Connected Riding, Reiki, Centered Riding, The Murdoch Method and TTouch as well as guided meditation and mindfulness to create a individualized learning experience.

Who's in your herd?


Horses, like people, are social animals.  They live together for support and friendship. Observing and interacting with horses can give us important information about our relationships with other humans.

Join Chris and the Heart's Desire Herd to an afternoon with horses and humans. 

Prior Horse Experience Welcome but not required - This is a non riding experience

Pre-registration Required
Contact Chris now at 508 763 5254 or

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Opportunities to learn and grow

Ride the Way Your Horse Wants You to Ride

An unmounted workshop using techniques from Peggy Cummings, Wendy Murdoch and Quincy Self Buckland to improve your balance and understanding of what your horse feels and responds to. TBA

Interested in Becoming an Equine Facilitation Professional?

Mindful Connections

Join Nicole Birkholzer to learn more about how your horse thinks and how you can better communicate with her.  Visit Nicole's website at


Serenity for the Season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday can leave us feeling depleted and anxious.  

Join the Heart's Desire Stable Herd for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation facilitated by Chris Korben MSW, LICSW and Certified Equine Interaction Professional.  

Spend Saturday afternoon November 24, 2018 or December 29, 2018 interacting with the horses, journaling, meditating and relaxing with other people who are seeking Serenity from the rush of the holiday season.

$65 investment in your peace of mind - some Partial Scholarships Available - Please let me know what you can pay and we will work it out.

Workshop is from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Heart's Desire Stable in Rochester, MA.

Prior Horse experience is not required but is welcome.

This is a unmounted/non riding experience.

Pre-registration is required

Call or e-mail Chris now at chriskorben@gmail or 508 763 5254

Spirit Horse - October 27, 2018

Connect with the amazing spiritual energy of the Empowered Horses of Heart's Desire Stable.  Join Chris Korben (See home page for more information about Chris) for an afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation.  Experience the special energy of Autumn.  

We will explore the ways that horses can help us to connect to the earth, the universe and each other.  We will journal, create art, talk AND spend time interacting with the horses.

This is a non riding event.

Plan to arrive early enough to start the class at 12:30 PM.  Stay until 4:30 to allow the horses to work their Magic.  

$55 investment in your wellness.

Some Partial Scholarships available  

Pre-registration Required

Call or email Chris now: or 508 763 5254

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Horses are our Teachers

Become a student.  Learn what the horses have to say.  In this workshop with Chris Korben, you will observe and interact with the horses of Heart’s Desire Stable.  


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Horse Wisdom

Spend time in communication with the horses, journal and go on a quest.  In this workshop with Chris Korben, you will observe and interact with the horses of Heart’s Desire Stable.