I never imagined learning to ride a horse at age 52! This is my graduate school! It is continuing education with everyday life lessons! It strengthens me physically emotionally and spiritually.
I call it Horse Power. In a handful of lessons, Mindy and her horses, along with her wisdom, helped my grandaughter develop a sense of confidence and trust. She introduced her how to care for and ride a horse. I saw a new openness in her and that skepticism in relationships (equine and human) slowly began to disappear. For the first time in months, my 11-year-old grandaughter allowed me to hug her. It has not stopped!!
Mindy Chernoff is a human bridge to the healing power of horses. Her knowledge, skill, understanding, compassion, and wonderful spirit has been instrumental in helping clients I know who were suffering and disconnected from other people – opening up the world of relationships as she partners with her horses. I highly recommend her to anyone who is suffering and having difficulties in their lives. A wonderful adjunct to traditional psychotherapies.
Mindy has a keen attunement to horses and the relationship between horses and humans. She is masterful at promoting a nurturing and accepting context that elicits confidence and competence in people of all ages. To be a student or an apprentice of hers or simply an observer of her healing and transformative work with humans through their interaction with horses is a magical experience!
Mindy taught me that horses change lives. Is it possible? They have taught me to try and be still, to be present, and to not listen to the negative inner voice.
My way of being in the world has been changed by Mindy and the horses. They have taught me to stop, notice, do what is needed (if anything) and go back to “grazing”. Staying in the moment has given me a sense of peace and easing of worry that has been life-changing. Thank you!
As a woman who has dealt with depression and anxiety for many years, I was not sure anything could truly help me. Having known and loved Mindy and her work with horses for a long time, I was encouraged when she started The Resonant Horse, as it reflected my lifelong love for horses. Whether actively riding or not, just being in the barn, pastures and in their presence, i found focus and peace of mind. The classes and workshops gave me an opportunity to pause and reflect. The work we did enabled me to understand myself better and realize that opening my heart and mind to new ways of thinking in a safe space was healing for me. Today I have reached an amazing place in my life. It is one of acceptance, calm, peace, and appreciation of every day--in fact--every moment. This is not to say everything is perfect--it is not. But my ability to find joy in small moments, and celebrate the process instead of the outcome, has become a way of life.
Mindy Tatz Chernoff gave an engaging, upbeat and informative presentation to our local chapter of the International Coaching Federation. What do her 1200 pound horses have to teach us about listening, being present, having an open heart, taking risks and being safe? Mindy took us on a journey that was mesmerizing and transformative and demonstrated her in-depth knowledge of horses and humans. By the end, the audience was in awe and wanted more. Their thinking had been supported, challenged and opened to new vistas. They took away information and new ideas that could be used immediately in their work and life! I highly recommend Mindy’s presentation to any and every one.
"Mindy is fantastic when working with children and teaching them about leadership using their softs skills and incorporating her horses for the experience. Our group had a wonderful time at her farm. They had an opportunity to brush the horses, and lead them, all while incorporating leadership. Mindy and her staff were so attentive to the children: I would highly recommend this farm for children and adults to embrace their soft skills through horses. The concept is amazing!!!"
“Mindy Chernoff works magic in her leadership development workshops and retreats. By teaching us how to connect with horses, she connects us with our own emotions--our compassion, hope, and joy. The experience helps us to see how powerful our feelings really are, and how they impact everyone around us. I found the workshop I attended to be one of the most memorable and impactful learning experiences ever.” Annie McKee-Bestselling Business Book author, Advisor to Global Leaders, Senior Fellow and Director of GSE’s Penn CLO Executive Doctoral Program and the Med Ed Master’s Program
“Mindy Chernoff...What gifts! Pure resonance!”
"Part biography, part love story and part wisdom of the ages, Mindy Chernoff tells a story of how her relationship with these wise and magnificent animals changed her life. And how, in turn, she and her horses devote their lives to helping others. She's not afraid of her own vulnerability, nor is she afraid of being playful (note the book title) Chernoff tells the story of her life and perhaps all of our lives."
"Since I left the "Chunk of Heaven" Farm, I can't seem to get it out of my mind. The sun drenched pastures, filled with grazing horses, welcoming you to enter their world...to slow down and breath....take in the view with a wide angle lens.... stop for just a moment and have gratitude for being in such a magnificent place. The dogs, cats, pigs, rabbit, chicken and emu, all part of the landscape, just appearing before you as you roam the grounds. Mindy creates this magic with her presence, her being who she is in all her glory. Her heart is open for all those who enter her farm, her home, her one of a kind place. Mindy is blessed with a gift, the gift of sharing one of Gods greatest gifts to mankind- the animal / human connection...that very special place on earth where people are not judged, just loved for who they are and who they are meant to be. We are meant to live in harmony, to be in the presence of these creatures, giving and receiving from each other, learning and growing with every special interaction. Be it ever so subtle as petting or grooming one of Mindy's animals, joining up with her very special horses in the round pen or a gallant trail ride through the meadows, let Mindy make it happen for you. She did for me and my life is forever changed....a memory I will have and treasure for a lifetime. Thank you Mindy from the bottom of my heart."
"The workshop was so much more than I expected, so much more than words can express. I learned so much not only about horses but myself and life. I experienced so many feelings in one day and most of it staring in to the eyes of a 1250 lb horse. It was raw, beautiful, amazing, wild and an absolute blessing! I will never forget this day and will relive it until it fades in my memories. And even though I cried in front of strangers SEVERAL times it didn’t bother me…I was HEALING! Regards to you Mindy and your unconditionally loving horses."
"When I signed up for Mindy's workshop, I had absolutely no experience with horses. Through the understanding of horse behavior and shared discussions, I was able to connect emotionally with Mindy and her wonderful horses. It was a very empowering experience!"
"Transformational work with horses offers such an enriching experience that is not to be missed. Such an experience is enhanced because of Mindy's unique connection with both horses and people."
"Wow. I am truly amazed. I remember making a choice: Mindy horse therapy or NYC for a day. I chose brushing horses in PA at Mindy's. It helped me with alcohol addiction, meth addiction, and coming to terms with that I had aids to this day... so I highly recommend it to anybody. That one day of brushing 5 horses in a row still lives with me. The experience was life changing as we watched a great movie as a reward. It was all about animal healing. God Bless anybody willing to heal thyself with horses... it works. I am a witness and believer."
"Mindy's horse farm is a safe haven where I learned to still my heart, connect with horses, listen to them, touch them, and find the woman hidden inside of me."
The Resonant Horse workshops are now accredited!! The ICF (International Coaching Federation) has designated The Resonant Horse Workshops to receive 12 CCE Credits for every workshop an ICF member tends!! Continue your stellar education, while allowing the Wisdom of the Horse to transform you and your world!