Firstly all sessions are unique!
No two are ever alike.
We begin by enjoying a few peaceful moments, letting the cares of the world and our own problems and stresses slip away, as humans and horses quietly observe each other and tune in.
There are two human facilitators, a qualified therapist and an equine specialist. As well as being professionals in their own field, they are trained in a therapy model by Eagala (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). This is a largely non-verbal therapy model and it involves clients firstly experiencing and then processing what happens during the sessions.
The horses are at liberty in their own environment.
Their interaction with the humans is of their own choice. We are predators and they are prey animals. They need to be comfortable about our intentions before they approach us.
The humans are at liberty too!
Observing or interacting – however feels right.
In our modern world, we are often unfamiliar with horses, especially at close quarters. It is entirely normal to feel some level of trepidation. We make our own decisions, and wait until we feel comfortable with them.
The facilitators are there to ensure that the sessions run calmly and smoothly and as their name suggests, to facilitate the process of self discovery.
Here are some testimonials from our clients (with their consent):