Wilsie Way Horsemanship is based out of Southern Vermont and aspires to help bridge the gap of communication and understanding between horses and humans.
Horses are not dogs. This may seem like a trite fact, but how many of us are drawn to the horses who act like dogs in some way, even if that particular horse is not the best ride?
The truth is we understand dogs more easily because we live with them. Horses do not sleep on the foot of the bed with us, and so we miss out on a great deal of simply, "hanging out" with them like we may do with Spot in the living room.
One way or another, we have all been indoctrinated into the horse world, and given other people's opinions about how to be with these animals. Whether it was Grandpa's farm or a riding school, by the time we are investing time with horses as adults, there has been a "way" to which we have learned to adhere.
Yet, over 80% of my students through the years have confessed to me that when they were kids, and no one was looking, they KNEW things about horses that seemed to go against the status quo.
Wilsie Way Horsemanship provides the path back to your own inner truth. The horse has his own Way, and that is the guiding light and source of inspiration for what we do.
Who We Are
Sharon Wilsie has enjoyed a professional career as a horse trainer/rehabilitator, Intercollegiate coach, and riding instructor. Her grandfather owned and raced Standardbreds, and her love for horses has been life-long. She is also a Reiki Master and has developed and implemented several programs over the last decade, including; volunteer training groups for horse rescues and therapeutic riding centers, Equine Assisted Learning course at Landmark College, as well as hundreds of workshops, seminars and engagements in a variety of topics about Equine Facilitated Therapies, alternative training and rehabilitation methods for difficult horses and horses with PTSD. She worked with students from all ages, and from a wide range of needs such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Kindle Farm School, the Brattleboro Retreat, and Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center. Sharon's passion has always been to create a two - way street of mutual healing, awareness and betterment for both horses and people.
Laura Wilsie comes from a long line of horse enthusiasts. Her mother rode and competed with Saddlebreds, and her Grandparents owned race horses. She met Sharon during a training seminar, that Laura was attending because she had adopted an 8 month old PMU filly. Their mutual love of horses served as the foundation for a partnership which is now Wilsie Way Horsemanship.