Equine Assisted Learning
For Therapy or Personal Development
"Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is an approach to professional counseling that helps clients of all ages address behavioural, emotional, spiritual and relational issues using horses as an intervention tool.
It is a non-threatening and action-oriented team approach to counseling, including a licensed counselor, a horse professional and horses."
Introduction to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Patti J Mandrell, p.iv
At Equine Insight we use the internationally recognized EAGALA approach to equine therapy, involving a hands-on approach where clients are given the space to project and analyze their situations, make their own connections, and find their own solutions.
Because those solutions are deeply personal experiences they tend to be more profound, and longer lasting.
“I learned that I like to take the lead and can be too confident. I also learned about empathy and connection and that I need to approach each person as unique.”
— Team Building Participant
The Journey Starts Here
The first priority for a horse is to keep itself safe, so they are extremely sensitive to their environment.
They instinctively analyze and react to body language and nonverbal cues. Working with horses can provide us with valuable feedback and insights for other areas of our lives.
The size and presence of a horse is hard to ignore and even more difficult to control without some kind of connection with them. Approaching horses can help us reflect how we approach our relationships and how we can face other big or overwhelming things in our lives
SOCIAL ANIMALS WITH DISTINCT PERSONALITIES
Horses are social animals with clearly defined roles within a herd.
Like us, they each have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods. They can be gentle, or stubborn, or timid, or they can be playful.
In other words, horses are a lot like us.
0400 224 174
Romsey, VIC Australia