Living as a herd all year round
Horses have the capacity to heal humans in deep and life changing ways
Working with horses in a facilitated way gives you space to connect to self, horses and nature
The horses live a natural a lifestyle in an area of bio-diversity in East Lothian. This includes living together as a herd without rugs, metal shoes or stables. They have good natural shelter in the field and a wooden shelter in the winter time. Living freely together ensures they have the social interaction and herd structure they need to thrive in. It’s important that the horses are free to roam and interact with each and simply to be horses together. They live out all year round so they can connect to the elements, the environment and the land they live on. Meeting their core needs of being part of a social herd and having continual access to grazing allows them to be much more fully in themselves and enhances their ability to willingly work with people. Since doing the equine facilitated work with my horses I have seen all of them grow and develop within themselves and become more confident as horses. Both horse and person seem to gain from the sessions. One of my core values when doing this work with horses is regarding the needs of the horse in a way which truly honours them. The horse is not a tool to be used, but a willing partner in the process of helping humans to heal.