About Equine Insights

What is Equine Guided Coaching?

Tap into your innate vitality, wisdom and resourcefulness and uncover your natural capacity for resilience.  Slow down, come into the present moment and tune in to your inner wisdom about what you need to thrive. That's what's at the heart of Equine Insights coaching.  Whether in the "Leadership for Life" program, an equine guided coaching session, an equine experience or a group workshop, you are invited to experience the unique qualities of horses and how they help humans thrive. Equine Insights programs are for all people, not just for horse people! They don't involve any horseback riding and absolutely no horse experience is necessary.

Why horses?

Horses are extraordinary beings with great capacity to teach us about ourselves and our world. Unlike humans, they are herd animals and prey animals, and therefore have had to develop a high level of sensitivity to their environment and to other living beings in order to survive. This level of sensitivity means that they are able to mirror our inner landscape: our thoughts, emotions and state of mind. They are also completely free of judgement, which creates a safe space for us to look inward and explore what we need to become our most vibrant selves . You truly have to experience horses in this unique way to believe the extent to which they can support humans to step into their most vibrant selves. 

About Sumaya

I founded Equine Insights to bring together my passion for education and my love of horses.  After earning a Ph.D. in education, founding an innovative school and teaching philosophy and political science to undergraduates, I finally found a way to weave together my life-long connection to horses with my love of learning and teaching.  I love working with my equine partners to facilitate learning experiences for my clients. I thrive on creating an environment where the wisdom of the horse points the way for humans to thrive. 

What past clients have shared...


My time with Sumaya and her beautiful herd of horses was a sublime experience. The setting of the ranch is breathtaking and nourishing in and of itself. As for the work - it was a profound experience. Sumaya’s gentle, inviting yet assured guidance to move me into a deeper state of presence with myself and with the horses was a powerful beginning. The work in the round pen with the horse put me in touch with a sense of wholeness, sovereignty and trust in myself, while being in loving and respectful relationship with another being. My work with the herd gave me access to a deeper layer of leadership presence. It never ceases to amaze me how the horses intuitively create experiences for learning that evoke instant transformation! Sumaya is compassionate, wise, passionate and heartful. She skillfully evoked the felt sense of growth and expanded possibility. This work has real power and magic to it!

~ Sandra

Working with Sumaya and her herd was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Both she and the horses held space for me to dive deep into the things I've been working on in my personal life, and allowed me to see and understand my situation and outlook on my life in ways I haven't been able to access until our session. It doesn't matter where you are on your personal growth journey, or why you're seeking out equine coaching, Sumaya and her herd offer an incredible backdrop to open new levels of awareness, joy and connection with intuition and I couldn't recommend the experience more. 

~ Cayla 

Working with Sumaya and the horses was an incredible experience. Meeting and connecting with the horses was magical; somehow I felt such a deep and immediate connection. I walked away with a truly powerful personal message that has helped me capitalize on so many opportunities in my life.  

~ Hannah