The Horse-Human Bond

Sarah Schlote highlighted this quotation on her American website, Equusoma. It gives us a perspective on why equine-facilitated therapy can be so helpful for us. I am passionate about the mammalian connection between horse and human and how we can co-regulate and partner with each other in the healthiest of ways. To relate on all … Read more

Feeling Lonely

Equine sessions with the horses can really help people regain that sense of being connected (rather than feeling lonely). People can develop this sense of isolation for many reasons: bereavement, relationship break-up, family problems, abandonment by parents, being adopted and unsure of their family of origin, social exclusion because of mental health problems, unemployment or being homeless. … Read more

Amazing Energy

Horses are wonderful beings when it comes to reading the energy and intention from humans. That makes sense, because horses were originally herd animals, prey to predators. Since then, horses have developed a relationship with humans for thousands of years. I recently received a testimonial from a recent client (who shall remain anonymous, for reasons … Read more

An Opportunity to Make a Big Difference

I’ve voted for two wonderful equine-based charities today (29 February 2016) in the ITV-sponsored charity fund-raising competition called The People’s Projects. In each ITV region, a small number of grass-roots charities are competing for votes so that the one charity in each TV region with the most votes can secure £50,000 funding from a pool … Read more

Feedback from the Horse

It can be so refreshing to receive communication from a horse – visual cues, closeness or distance, curiosity or disengagement. The worlds of psychology, neuroscience and neuro-liguistic programming (NLP) assert that emotions drive behaviour. So if a horse behaves in a particular way, I encourage the client to pause and breathe; to explore within their … Read more

Nurturing Received from Equine Companions

A client who came along for some equine-facilitated sessions this month (August 2015) has written this account of her experiences and kindly gave me permission to share it on my website. So here is a narrative from someone who found the experience profound and helpful, in their own words. “As someone who has experienced a … Read more