Nicole klauer

Founder, CEO & Instructor

Nicole received her first jumper for her 11th birthday and trained for over 30 years under Grand Prix level instructors. She’s successfully competed at high level competitions and is experienced in the training and management field. She recently expanded her education by working with a top, world level cutting and cow horse trainer, to be well versed to instruct in the Western discipline as well as English.

Nicole worked in the corporate auto industry for 23 years with the stress that it brings and she completely understands the relief and affects the horse can have on oneself. She decided to pursue the equine therapy field full time and is a certified therapeutic riding instructor (CTRI)  and equine specialist in mental health and learning (ESMHL) both accredited through P.A.T.H (Professional association of therapeutic horsemanship.)

Services temporarily paused. Currently in search of a larger Equestrian Facility!

Exhale Farms is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit “Heroes” Wellness Horsemanship program looking for a facility to lease and operate from in the Santa Cruz County area.  With our primary focus being to help ease stress and anxiety for our Police, Fire, Military/Veterans, and Medical Responders.  With all they encounter and do for our communities, it is time to give back and we are proud to do so!  To give you an idea of what we do, we offer small group sessions and private lessons along with horse injury rehabilitation, conditioning, and layup.  We are looking for a property with approximately 8 stalls, an arena, and turnouts or room to build them and will be bringing and setting up our own 4-horse 50’ eurosizer and vita plate with rail system.  Exhale Farms will be a very private, extremely clean, quiet and by appointment only program.  To achieve the desired healing experience we want to offer, we are not looking for a boarding barn type of situation to ensure privacy and minimal disruptions.  Our program is run by a professional equine instructor with full therapeutic P.A.T.H. certifications, along with 30+ years in the equestrian competition, training, and management field.  Onsite housing for the program manager is a huge plus.  

If you or someone you know has a property we should consider, please let us know. 
Thank you for your time and know that we greatly appreciate your help and leads! 
Please call us at 916-899-2228.