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Equine Facilitated Leadership Development       

CONNECT with our world in a fresh way 

At Queen Margaret’s School horses serve as co-teachers for students to hone character and leadership skills through our Equine Facilitated Leadership Development Program. Through both hands-on and reflective groundwork exercises with horses (not riding), students explore the direct correlation between how they show up and approach a situation, goal or relationship and the results that follow.

Students in Kindergarten-Grade 12 will spend time at the Equestrian Centre each year, engaged in nature-based and equine facilitated learning opportunities. As part of our core educational programming, the Equine Facilitated Leadership Development Program fosters competencies such as:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Resilience
  • Curiosity
  • Innovative thinking
  • Clear communication
  • Presence
  • Self-awareness
QMS' caring teachers challenged and encouraged me to go far beyond my own expectations. It was exactly what I needed to develop the tenacity required to succeed at anything in life. 
- Erin Bell (nee Watkins), Class of '95