FAQ – Frequently Asked Horse Questions!
What if I am afraid of horses? Our horses are safe around people and you will never be asked to go into a situation you are uncomfortable with. Horses are large animals and safety is our number one concern. Everyone is given a safety talk for being around horses. As a horse specialist and coach I will also be close by should you need to call a “time-out”.
Do I need to know how to ride horses?
All our work is done from the ground for introductory sessions.
What do I wear to an HORSE CONNECTION session?
EGD sessions are outdoors. Wear close toed shoes (running shoes are ok) and layered clothing for our changing west coast weather. Bring sunscreen for sunny days and hats and rain coats for rainy days.
What if I don’t want to work with horses?
Our partnering with horses program is an extension on our basic coaching package. I also offer packages of coaching sessions over the phone which are 45 minutes in length.
What if I have allergies?
Please let me know if you have allergies to horses, animals, dust, hay, grass… you may find some over the counter medications do work or we can set up a life coaching session over the phone.
I’ve never heard of this, is there another name used for this technique?
Yes there are many names in our field below is a partial list!
- EGD – Equine Guided Development
- EFW – Equine Facilitated Wellness
- EAL – Equine Assisted Learning
- EFLP – Equine Facilitated Learning
Please note: These are not therapy sessions or EAP – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Benefits to individuals from EAL/Equine Guided Development programs:
- Improve confidence and self-esteem
- Increase self-awareness and body awareness
- Explore emotional agility and awareness
- Develop trust
- Establish clearer communication in all your relationships
Benefits to corporate teams from EAL/Equine Guided Development programs:
- Develop leadership skills
- Learn team building and communication skills
- Improve social skills and cooperation
- Enhance communication skills
- Improve self awareness