Horses are exquisitely sensitive creatures, profoundly aware of the emotional environment around them. As animals preyed upon by other species, they need to be vigilant to avoid being hunted and killed by predators. As a species, they've successfully done so for 50 million years.
Horse as Therapist
The behavior and communication of the horse and herd are immediate and honest reactions to the energy and intention of their surrounding environment, making them incredibly powerful messengers. The feedback that we get from them offers an unlimited amount of opportunities for self exploration.
Due to the large size and intimidating image of a horse, accomplishing tasks with them cultivates skills that humans need when dealing with daunting and challenging situations in life.This service DOES NOT INCLUDE HORSEBACK RIDING and NO HORSE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.
Horse as Teacher
Horses, like us, live in a social structure but the complicated human experience has much to learn from the herd about:
- Living in the Moment
- Leadership & Fellowship
- Letting Go of Worry & Anxiety
Integrity, Expertise, Professionalism & Quality Assurance
EquineWorks was established in 2009, designed to promote human self-discovery, growth and change in a positive and creative environment through experiences with horses. Our founding vision has not wavered: To provide an innovative, experiential modality for improved mental health and life functioning that utilizes the gifts horses offer to humans.
In 2012, inspired by the positive feedback we received from our clients about this work, EquineWorks published its first professional manual: "Soul Recovery: Equine Assisted Activities for Healing from Abuse by Others, Loss of Others & Loss of Self." We are thrilled and humbled that this little book continues to make its way into the hands of people across the world.
In 2014, our Founder earned her EAGALA Advanced Certification and in 2016 she was appointed as an EAGALA International Mentor.
EquineWorks team members are held to the highest standards for integrity and professionalism and are committed to continued personal growth and learning.