Welcome to SkyHorse Academy

Healing and transforming lives with Equine Guided Education since 1989

 Open the gates to profound self-discovery, inner strength, and mind-body-spirit transformation with a holistic approach to horses healing humans.  

Get A Sneak Peak Into The Extraordinary Healing Power Of Horses!

Download a chapter from Founder Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi's book, Equine Guided Education: Horses Healing Humans Healing Earth. It's free!

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"Ariana’s most unique gift is her ability to navigate seamlessly between the cognitive, mental world of our 'thinking mind', the place we are when we are 'in our head', and the somatic, energetic, intuitive, and spiritual world that connect us to nature, where our senses and feelings reside. She is able to move between these two worlds, as a partner guide with the horses, leading people to discoveries about and within themselves that they could not otherwise find."

Hallie Bigliardi
SkyHorse EGE™ Level 5

Horses Healing Humans Healing Earth

SkyHorse Academy offers in person coaching and educational programs rooted in a deep commitment to healing in partnership with horses and nature, set in beautiful, serene locations.

Do you want to heal with horses?

Horses Healing Humans

Horses Healing Humans is for people from all walks of life who want to take the first step to connect deeply to horses, nature, and themselves to experience profound holistic healing, growth, and transformation.

This in-person, experiential program focuses on:

  • Reconnecting to what matters most 
  • Reevaluating your relationships
  • Releasing outdated perspectives
  • Re-emerging with a new sense of value for your life

By the end of this 3-day retreat, you'll have experienced the amazing healing energy of horses and the EGE process so you can move forward in your life with a strong sense of self, confidence, and purpose. 


Do you want to help others heal with horses? 

Equine Guided Education Certification Program 

Drawing on Ariana's 30+ years of experiential teaching. The EGE Certification is for people who want to learn or build upon the skills necessary to help others heal by working with horses. 

This program focuses on: 

  • Expanding intuitive listening, somatic awareness, non-verbal body language skills
  • Holding an open, sacred space for individual transformation 
  • Developing your professional vision and goals
  • Refining your coaching and facilitation skills 
  • Discerning the non-verbal dynamics of the horse, facilitator, and client

After completing the certification program, you'll have the confidence, knowledge, and experience required to incorporate horses into your professional offers. 

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SkyHorse Academy is The Gold Standard in the 'Horse as Healer' field

Leadership & Horses™ pioneer, zoologist, rancher, author, and professional equestrian Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi founded SkyHorse Academy to help people heal their relationship with themselves and nature through a profound and respectful energetic connection to ‘the horse as guide.’ 

For over 30 years, Ariana and her SkyHorse Equine Guided Education™ facilitators have worked with thousands of people from all walks of life — veterans, youth, first responders, healers, business owners, and people in transition. 

What makes the experience of SkyHorse Academy so powerful is the combination of Ariana’s Holistic Somatics™ approach and the horses’ natural sentient, non-judgmental and ‘in the moment’ nature.

By nurturing and honoring a partnership with the horse, the human feels seen, heard and felt as their authentic selves – maybe for the first time in their lives.


Welcome to SkyHorse Academy

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The Magic of Horses 

Heartfelt Partnership with the Horse

"I chose SkyHorse because of their authentic desire and passion to connect with horses. This program doesn't seek glitz and glamour, but rather heartfelt partnership with horse. What specifically drew me into the program was the message that we are planting seeds for the future which includes love and compassion for all."

Margo Frimodt 

SkyHorse EGE™ Level 1

Amazing Healing Energy of the Horse

"After researching and trying out various programs, I chose SkyHorse EGE™ based on a gut feeling, a sense of rightness, and a visceral response to the teaching approach. The training was everything I had hope for and more. I left there knowing more about the amazing healing energy of the horse, humans' ability to partner with the horse and other humans to positively impact the world." 

Michelle Peterson  

SkyHorse EGE™ Level 1



Register for an Upcoming In-Person Event

Horses Healing Humans

July 21-23, 2023, Santa Rosa, CA

August 25-27 2023, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sept. 20-22, 2023, Santa Rosa, CA

Do you want to reconnect to what matters most, reevaluate your relationship with yourself and others, and embrace a new sense of purpose? 

Horses Healing Humans 3-day retreat will help connect with nature and the horse as a sentient guide to heal, find answers, and awaken what's possible within you.

No horse experience is necessary.

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Equine Guided Coaching

Sept. 25-Oct. 6, 2023, Sant Rosa, CA

 Over the course of 10 days in a sacred and open space, you'll learn a multi-faceted approach to deepen your facilitation skills, refine your non-verbal, somatic skills and expand on your existing knowledge. 

Ariana will share her 30+ years of experience with those who want to gain confidence, insight and experience to build a business that helps people with horses as the guide. 

Open to EGE Certification students only. 

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Ariana's Books on Horses

Pre-order Ariana's New Book

Ariana's new book, "The Water Calls, One Woman's Journey to Reclaim her Dignity and Freedom", is now available. Click below to order your copy.

Go to Ariana's Store

Learn more about Ariana and her art, herbal gardens, online store and farm to table venues. If you want to be on Ariana's monthly blog inspirations and local news on the farm, please click here to join.

Horses make great teachers and healers for so many reasons. Where do you start? 

Start with the chapter Horse as the Guide from Ariana's book, Equine Guided Education: Horses Healing Humans Earth. 

Click below to get an inside look at the incredible healing powers horses have to share.