“The sound of thundering hoof beats across the land is instantly recognizable and unmistakable to the human ear. A wild and running horse is the heart shaped geography that awakens our ancient knowing and beckons our freedom.” ~ Alyssa Aubrey
Executive Director Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE, is the Founder and Program Director of Medicine Horse Ranch, an educational experiential learning center incorporating horses in human self-development. Alyssa is a writer, teacher, facilitator, empowerment speaker, money coach, and equine education business consultant with over 30 years of experience as both educator and entrepreneur. She is a certified Equine Guided Educator (CEGE), through Strozzi Ranch in Valley Ford, CA, and a co-founder of the Equine Guided Education Association (EGEA)
Alyssa is a seasoned facilitator with broad experiences that arise from coaching over 6000 clients in equine- guided learning processes. She is compassionate and tenacious with a genuine passion for supporting others as they embark on new directions for discovery, recovery and transformation. She considers the herd of Medicine Horse program horses to be her partners, healers, teachers and guides in this powerfully transformative, often spiritually awakening experience.
Alyssa cares daily and deeply for 25 horses, which include her EGE program horses along with privately owned horses, enjoying well -deserved retirement at Medicine Horse Ranch.
She enjoys photography, gardening, making pottery, horseback riding and spending time with her 2 and 4 legged family.
Alyssa is in the right place, at the right time, doing the right work. She is an extraordinary teacher and her work with horses opens closed doors and half opened windows for her clients. Her intuition and honed skills combine with her connection to the clients and the horses. This leads to astounding results time and time again.
— Cynthia Riggs, Business Diva
After attending Ohio University, Athens Ohio, Alyssa finished her postgraduate training from Writtle College (U.K.) in Horse Behavior and Psychology, Barn and Stable Management, Equine Feeding and Nutrition and Equitation. Alyssa currently serves on the CBEIP ( Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals) Board of Directors. She is the 2016 co-chair for WAAT (Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment.) Alyssa is the US License holder for Horse Dream® and an active member of the EAHAE (European Assoc. for Horse Assisted Education), NAWBO and the Novato Horsemen, Inc. Alyssa is a graduate of the Financial Recovery Institute, and is a certified money coach. She was awarded the AIA Meritus Certification for her project of excellence; Medicine Horse Ranch Field Studies Program. Alyssa is also in her eight consecutive year of practice with Mike Bridges, an internationally known clinician and bridle horseman in the California Vaquero Style.
Inspired by colleague Jan Butler Loveless and the success of Jan’s Horse and Reader program, Alyssa launched Horse Sense for Readers™, a literacy pilot program in 2011. She received a $30,000,00 grant from the Marin Community Foundation for the project that included 9, 6th grade Latino boys and girls (reading at a 3rd grade level). The goal of the program is academic intervention integrating equine-guided experiential learning, cultural enrichment, expressive arts, career exposure, and horsemanship, riding and family involvement. In only 4 short months there were dramatic and positive changes in reading comprehension; in reading fluency; in writing and academic performance; in self-esteem and confidence; in socio-emotional skills; and in handling frustration. These boys and girls also learned horse handling and riding at the walk and jog trot.
Alyssa is currently immersed in a book writing endeavor. “Finding North Horse” explores the mysterious callings and spiritual bonds between women and horses. The book is part of an educational platform, designed to elevate our consciousness for the modern horse and honor the horse’s direct influence and contribution to human self-development; thereby elevating and insuring the horses protection, partnership and intrinsic value for all time.
Alyssa is the co-author of ” The Road to Success” with Jack Canfield. The book is due out in summer of 2016, and will listed on Amazon.com, BN.com ( Barnes and Noble) as well as many other online bookstores.
Medicine Horse clients include; Five Sisters Ranch, Muir Wood Adolescent Treatment Center for Boys, Alta Mira (IOP), North Bay Recovery, Olympia House, Living Reflections, Reflections (IOP), Willow Tree Counseling, Sutter Health, Marin General, Kaiser Permanente, Women’s Cancer Awareness Group, Apex Leadership, IMPACT Leadership Coaching, Inspiring Success/ Executive Coaching, Shambhala International, Kohl’s Dept. Store, Wells Fargo Bank, Marin Curiosity Club, CASA, The United Way, A Home Away from Homelessness, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America and the Novato Pregnancy Prevention Program.