In my previous article I clarified terms used in Equine Assisted Therapy/ Learning and the credentials required by those who offer programs. Some programs require an equine specialist [ES] who needs an in-depth knowledge of horse behavior, body language, and psychology. When we bring animals into therapy/learning sessions, we are incorporating them for the benefit
The use of metaphors in Equine Assisted Learning [EAL] can provide opportunities for effecting positive change in a client’s daily life. A metaphor can be understood as one thing conceived as representing another. Some examples that I have experienced with clients are: “this horse won’t behave, reminds me of one of my friends”; a barrel
Article for Thousand Trees
Adele walked into my arena to find Xena and Molly standing, looking towards her. Adele looked at me and said, “It’s been a tough week”. “I’m sorry to hear that Adele, please tell me more.” Adele was having issues with some of her neighbors. She lived in an apartment building, and periodically during our
Have You Hugged a Donkey Today?
By Kimberley Fowler
The intuitive powers of equine animals offer healing and comfort
You’ll find most horses and donkeys on a ranch or a farm, but it’s possible that you may also see them visiting nursing homes, senior living communities and even schools. As the benefits of equine therapy are becoming more widely known, more people are
Seeing Yourself Through a Horses Eyes by Karen Dallimore for Ontario Farmer, Aug 2015
Equine-assisted learning is as much about understanding horses as about understanding ourselves.
Rockwood woman offers equine program for first responders and military personnel
BY JAIME MYSLIK
ROCKWOOD – “The horses don’t judge, when I say this I don’t mean this in an unkind way, they don’t care who you are,” said Anne Porteous, owner of Sierra Acres Equine Assisted Healing Centre in Rockwood. “They don’t care if you’re a doctor, they just don’t care. “You’re a human.”