What to expect in a Session

Each of services are tailor made for you as an individual.  Whether it be an adult or child or an experience.  I like to have an informal chat on the phone allowing us to see if EFL is going to be a match to what you are looking for.  We chat about your wants and goals and why you are looking to do EFL.  We then meet in person (if working with the horses), this gives you the opportunity to meet myself and the herd and for me to meet with you as the client.  To see if we are compatible.  After that, I will send you a coaching agreement and questionnaire (if you are doing the coaching with horses).  From there, please check below for what you can expect from each of the services offered.   You will need to wear suitable shoes and clothing for being outside.  

I bring nature into our programs, as we do not always have a horse to hand!  I give you tools to work with at home, journals, introducing you to being in nature, understanding how to listen to your body through a somatic based body scan.

Equine Facilitated Coaching This is a minimum of 8 weeks of life coaching with horses.  Please read "What is EFL" for more information.   

After meeting and you completing a coaching questionnaire, we work towards your goals through working with the horses.  The horses are a mirror to us, we cannot hide from what they tell us and give us a new perspective on what we normally cannot see.  We work through different exercises, which can be meeting the herd, boundary work, leading and moving the horse around, obstacle courses and liberty work.  We also have gentle days of mindfulness grooming, journaling and sit spot in nature.  We also play with the horse wisdom cards and maybe vision boards and mandala.  We really play it session by session, seeing where you are on that day, what comes up and what you want to work on.

$75 plus GST per session

Equine Facilitated Wellness  A program working with horses giving you time to yourself, building connection and relationship with the horses and understanding how your body sense feeling leads to a healthier and happier self. We work through different exercises with the horses bringing you into your body and understanding  the messages our body tells us.  This is designed for individuals who just need time to themselves, suffer from anxiety or just want connection with another sentient being.  No horse experience is needed and even if you are nervous of horses, this is an excellent way to understand why our body feels anxious and how the horse can help you overcome this.  This is offered to Adults and Teens.  We work in nature and introduce different tools in order to help us understand our body sense feeling.

$75 plus GST per session

Kids Equine Wellness  One of the best gifts we can give our children is the ability to self regulate, advocate for themselves, feel confidence and self worth and have so much fun.  I am truly passionate about working with kids.  It comes deep within me, maybe this comes from my own childhood and wishing that I had these skills as a young girl, but being able to work with others and share life skills with others and even better, doing whilst playing with ponies and having fun.  Your child doesn't need to have a special need or be on the spectrum, or have ADD, they can just need some time to learn to be them.  Being their authentic self, wanting to learn how to have better relationship with others, understand their friends body language. Maybe they are not physically strong or do not have body co-ordination or great motor skills.  Working with the equines can help them develop all these skills.  Balancing muck on a fork and actually getting it in the wheelbarrow, or wheeling the wheelbarrow down a hill!  Maybe braiding the ponies manes and tails, even brushing the hair with the flow is a skill that requires some concentration and co-ordination, but the kids don't know that, which is why it is fun!  Leading the ponies around cones and obstacle courses, not getting in one another's way, understanding where their body is in time and space.  These are all skills the programs I offer can help with.  

I have been approved by BC Autism Funding as a service provider to offer my wellness programs to anyone who qualifies for this funding.  I am working with specialists in the field to put together programs for kids who have neurosensory issues.  Each program is individually tailored to the client, as we all need very different things.  However, the programs offer relationship values. when we learn to have a relationship with a horse, our sentient being, we can transfer those skills to our friends and family.  We learn about emotions, it is not easy to name what emotion we are feeling but it can be easier to draw it.  We do lots of drawing and I help the client to problem solve through working through situations using our emotion drawing and how we can address any problems we are having.  We do "hard" work, this is where, we do some yard work before we start our sessions.  Maybe raking the round pen, which ends up with us drawing pictures in the sand, or going for a walk as our favorite animal or dinosaur.  We use the nature around us to work with, learning how this can be used as a tool.  We then work with the horse, whether this is grooming, or leading or taking our friends for a walk around the trails.  From this, we can do boundary work in the round pen, understanding how we have body energy and how that can affect our friends, our family and us.  The horses help us become comfortable with this.  I always meet the client where they are at.  Some days, we just need to draw and work through what has gone on in the week and some days we can liven things up.  I also work a lot with mindfulness cards, giving tools to help us learn the power of breathe.  I also encourage parents to stay and learn as well.  These skills can then be used at home.

$75 plus GST per session

Stable Management Lessons  Hands on learning on how to look after your horse.  Whether you are a horse owner or not, these sessions teach you about how to set up your horses home, how to look after your equine, nutrition, first aid, stable management and anything else you would need to know.   You receive a folder and material to take away with you.  I have my Diploma in Equine Studies with the University of Guelph  and want to share my new found knowledge! 

$60 plus GST per session

Teen Program

I have come up with this program to help our teens navigate their new found independence, giving them tools in order to work with their anxiety, help regulate their bodies, explore boundaries.  Or maybe they need some guidance in where they want to be in the future.  Working from our body, finding our authentic self and realizing what our passion really is, what sits deep inside of us, helps us navigate a confusing and pressurized time in our life.  They naturally grow their confidence through working with the horse, building a mutual relationship, which can be transferred to friends and family around them.  We learn the power of breath, how we can be intuitive through our body, listening to our heart and gut.  At the same time, I offer coaching to help through any issues that come up through our sessions.

Our teens have not had it easy over the last few years, COVID and social media, figuring out who we are, it is hard.  However, the horses come without judgement, they do not care if you are wearing the latest shoes, or who you want to define as.  They accept you for you, therefore allowing you to accept you for you.  The space I offer is one without judgement and safe.  

$75 plus GST per session, or we can do a 6, 8 or 10 week program, where there will be a 15% discount.  If Financial Assistance is required, please inquire.  

Workshops - Please visit our Workshops page for details of this years offerings.

Please note, suitable clothing and footwear should be worn.  No open toed shoes.