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Our equine partners consist of two herds with a few different breeds such as the AQH, Paint, Thoroughbred, Appaloosa, Arabian, Canadian and Gypsy Vanners. The smaller herd consists of a very experienced AQH, a mammoth jenny, miniature jennies, a jack, and two miniature horses. Both herds are used for horse therapy (equine therapy) and they offer mental wellbeing from different perspectives based on their personalities plus they offer you an experience you won't forget. Also, ready to welcome to you the farm is Maverick (Great Dane), Country (Australian Shepherd), and many cats.
Our human partners are people who are here to support you and offer you a safe environment, which includes outdoor activities with horses, and more. All facilitators working with you are certified in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) - a form of equine therapy and they have a strong focus on your mental wellbeing. In addition, these facilitators are experts in additional modalities to support your mental wellness.
Horses are tough and steadfast horse partners. They consistently react to the stimulus provided by participants and for their own safety. They constantly assess what is going on, without judgment, and their feedback is honest and instant. The objective of equine therapy (EAL) is to learn new life skills to support everyday life and situations. The objectives of equine therapy (EFW) sessions are simply be-'ing' among horses and exploring, reflecting and discovering. We ensure our equine partners also are taken care of for their mental wellbeing as well.
Trisha Hill and Chelsey Bourassa are registered Social Workers in SK and are located close to Balgonie. They are also both certified in equine therapy (EAL). They offer clients equine therapy (EAL) for life skills or a combination of counselling plus equine therapy (EAL) for mental wellbeing.
Being Among Horses partners with OSI-CAN SK for their annual Healing with Horses Recovery Event. The OSI-CAN SK demographic is veterans, first responders, and their families. The mental health crisis is real and this 1.5-day event is a MUST - it includes equine therapy sessions and other amazing mental wellness modalities that include bilateral movement, art, meditation, and support.
Cartier Farms is the pioneer of Equine Assisted Learning based in Prince Albert, SK, and is a certification body that is internationally recognized. Their 12-week equine therapy (Equine Assisted Learning - EAL) program is globally recognized and taught in many countries. While the focus is primarily on life skills, this supports the mental wellbeing of every participant.