One on One Sessions – This is a great opportunity for you or your child to connect with a horse with the intention of discovering more about yourself and growing on an emotional level. A personal session can help you see some of the things that are hindering your growth/development and help see where you might be “stuck”. Perhaps you struggle with Anxiety – Horses offer us a wonderful opportunity to address this: they provide the treasure worth facing the fear, thereby providing opportunities to practice facing fears, grow more confident in ourselves and and learn to self-regulate. Perhaps you simply wish to practice/learn some relaxation strategies, take a load off and experience a sense of peace and solace. You would be amazed at how relaxing simply grooming a horse can be! Maybe you have had a recent traumatic experience or suffered a loss and wish to work towards healing. Horses are also a great help when it comes to depression – did you know that time with animals increases endorphins and decreases stress? Maybe you have a teen who is disconnected or struggling and refusing to attend counselling? At times traditional therapy is no longer an option: maybe it hasn’t been successful, or perhaps you don’t feel comfortable telling a stranger about your very personal situation – Horses can help! They offer a safe alternative and an indirect approach to dealing with some of these things. Maybe you’re looking to grow your leadership skills or increase your self-confidence and help you feel a sense of empowerment. There are so many ways in which Equine Facilitated Wellness is able to grow us on an emotional level.
Rates: $110/session (session length is approx. 1.5 hours)
This is a great way to include social interaction with your Equine Wellness Session. Numerous themes can be broached here including: Leadership, Self- Esteem, Boundaries, Empathy, Non-verbal Communication, Anxiety and strengthening relationships
Rates: dependent on duration and size of group
Emotional Wellness Workshops
This is opportunity to spend some time with horses in a way that will not only increase horsemanship abilities and knowledge, but grow you or your child on a personal level as well! Workshops are designed to partner people with horses and engage in various activities that will serve to grow emotional Wellness by helping boost Self Esteem, Confidence increase Leadership abilities as well as provide opportunities to learn about Non-Verbal Communication, Trust, Boundaries or Empathy. Horses provide an excellent opportunity to learn and practice Coping/Self-Regultaion in dealing with things such as Anxiety. They have an innate capacity to sense our Emotions beneath the surface that we have not yet felt and bring them to the surface which provides an opportunity to find our feelings, seek Rest and create a Safe Place to express ourselves.
RFE also offers more specific workshops such as our current Anxiety Workshop. Watch for future Workshops including: Adults and Anxiety, Mother- Daughter Mother’s Day and a Womens Workshop in the New Year!
RFE is pleased to offer Introduction to Western Pleasure Riding Lessons. Our approach isn’t what you may expect: Jules loves to find exercises and activities that grow trust – in oneself, in a horse partner and in Jules as a coach. Activities that promote balance, creativity and problem solving also serve to increase confidence – when it’s fun, we see anxiety start to decrease and motivation escalate! Jules is happy to offer lessons to those with Mental health Struggles and who need a learning environment that is condusive to working with this. Her background and experience in the Mental Health Realm put her in a position of better understanding and flexibility to cater lessons around the students needs and abilities.
Rates: $50/Private lesson and $35/Semi-private