The setting? Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain foothill country, in winter, you are treated to the stunning snowscapes of the boreal forest.  In summer, exquisite deer trails through natural woodlands and meadows.  

You can trundle around the 13 acres easily enough.  Although uneven, the terrain is suitable for most fitness levels. Oh, and the studio? Yes, it's a yurt.

Meet Our Team, Our Teachers

Sherri Phibbs


Sherri Phibbs has been featured in an editorial series for The Cochrane Times, and is also author of the forthcoming book, 42 Important Things I've Learned from My Horse.  Her first book, The Final Art-Down: An Elemental Guide to Strengthening Your Creative Voice was published in 2014. 

Sherri is a straightforward professional who provides personal stress relief training through fun, yet soulful, nature-assisted experiences.

The experience she's gathered through her many years as a workshop facilitator and her own battles with chronic high stress, gave rise to the EcoART Process methodology, the heart of her Soul On Fire stress management training program.  

An ethical facilitator grounded in both scientific and spiritual research and study, Sherri combines the best features of organic psychology - based on the work of Dr. Micheal Cohen, eco-art therapy, and equine-assisted life skill development, into an elegantly simple process for her clients to use whenever and wherever they need it. 

While Sherri is considered a reputable authority in her field and a pioneer of the EcoART Process, she has also been on the corporate side of things, having nearly two decades of administrative and training experience with both large corporations and small companies.

By providing easy to use tools, developing worthwhile life skills and the raw confidence to reconnect with Nature and awaken their inner wild woman, she helps her clients release the baggage holding them back, redefining their relationship with stress as a natural rite of passage.   

Serving the greater Calgary area and central/southern Alberta since 2009, Sherri lives with her family, both two-legged and four-legged, in Rocky View County, AB.


Echo, aka Starbucks Reunion, shares a birthday with me.  

Height:  15.2 hh    
D.O.B.:  16 SEP 97
Weight:  1200 - 1300 lbs
Breed:  Quarter Horse?  Wild Mustang?

Extremely grateful to have him with us, he is on loan to the studio (many thanks, to my daughter Kirsten, for choosing to retire him here).  We are blessed to have his quiet confidence as a stabilizing element for our small herd.

We hope he enjoys his retirement here, sharing his wisdom; and with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes, keeping both the four-leggeds and two-leggeds of his herd in line.

Welcome Echo.  Wishing you happiness and lots of love.



Scout, aka Red Pharoh

Height:  14.3 hh   
D.O.B.:  20 MAY 08
Weight:  1000 lbs
Breed:  Welara Sport Pony

Scout, aka Red Pharoh, has been my teacher now since 2013. He's amazing!    

Playful and high energy, this brilliant boy is extremely smart and eager to please.  He brings smiles to many faces, and has much to teach.  


Pepsi, aka CCH RUNDLE

Height:  14 hh    
D.O.B.:  Spring 1998
Weight:  950 lbs
Breed:  Quarter Pony

Pepsi-Kola, is a bundle of cuddly love with a side of attitude.  This gentle boy knows his own mind and is confident in his ability to communicate with you.