Interested in a team-building experience? Check out our classes offered by Austin-based Horse Course. You’ll be impressed with how the horses teach communication through their natural responses to you and the other participants.

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The Horse Course©

Who is it for?

Any team that wants to increase its productivity and innovation! A recent Google study revealed that the biggest barrier to success for teams is lack of alignment. The Horse Course brings alignment through revealing your communication patterns and habits of behavior. 

The course is designed for leaders who want to bring their teams together to learn in a positive, outdoor, and fun environment.  Women's groups, sports teams, religious groups, non-profit boards/teams and corporate teams who value partnerships, communicating and accomplishing goals creatively, can benefit from interacting with horses and with each other.  

Diane Dean
Diane Dean is a Master Certified Coach, Trainer and Facilitator with a Masters degree in psychology. She has served as a Management Consultant for more than 20 years. Diane is an experienced horsewoman, and has combined her passions for horses and her love of coaching to create The Horse Course©. 

Michelle Hefner
Michelle Hefner is a certified equine assisted life coach through the EponaQuest modality of equine assisted learning and a certified equine professional with the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. She partners with Diane to facilitate the Horse Course, and is the founder of Zen Horse Life Coaching where her mission is to bring horse wisdom as inspiration for others to live authentic, balanced lives with presence, intention, passion and purpose.


The day spent at the Horse Course had a lasting impact on our team dynamics in part by challenging our sedimented professional relationships and facilitating re-connection on many levels.  It was one of the most memorable team experiences I have had in any setting.
— Cactus May, Communications Consultant
Leaders who can’t harness intelligence in body and brain—head, heart and gut aligned— are at a distinct disadvantage in today’s complex and volatile business environment.
— Chief Learning Officer Magazine