An introduction to Polyvagal principles for therapists, horse enthusiasts, and coaches.

Facilitated By:

Margie McDonald and Dr. Rebecca Bailey have worked together for thirty plus years in a variety of capacities, often incorporating horses, psychology, and communication skills. Margie is an esteemed horse trainer and human whisperer and Rebecca is a nationally recognized psychologist with a lifetime love of horses.

The Workshop:

Together, Rebecca and Margie’s experiences combine to present an introduction to Equine assisted communication. This informative and entertaining workshop is designed to give participants a foundational understanding of Polyvagal theory and equine assisted communication.

Bonus Workshop Items:

  • Excerpts from Dr. Bailey’s upcoming Polyvagal Equine book
  • Notes from the Barn: By Margie McDonald book
  • The JAYC Foundation 2020 Calendar
  • The JAYC Foundation T-Shirt
  • The JAYC Foundation Card Pack
  • Light Refreshments by Chef Charles Holmes


The workshop will be conducted Wednesday, December 2nd and Wednesday, December 9th, 2020.


Northern California, contact us for additional details at:

How Much?

$400 per person

Payable by check, cash, or money order on the first day of the workshop.

The six hour workshop is conducted in two, three hour segments, over two days.

Day 1: December 2, 2020

9:00am – 10:40am
Welcome and introduction to animal assisted therapy

10:40am – 11:30am
Equine assisted communication exercise

11:40am – 12:15pm
Brief introduction to Polyvagal theory

12:15pm – 12:30pm

Day 2: December 9, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am
Check-in and more on Polyvagal theory and equine communication

10:30am – 11:15am
Peaceful space

11:15am – 11:45am
Equine assisted communication exercise

11:45am – 12:15pm
Questions and conundrums

12:15pm – 12:30pm
CFT and beyond


Covid-19 compliant face coverings are required at all times.

Contact Us

Space is extremely limited.

To sign up, email your contact information to: