It's often best if we can let the clients speak about their experience.
Our work is sometimes difficult to explain until you have experienced and felt the presence and the feedback of the horses.
Therefore I have put together the best and most useful testimonials in video and text to give you a better idea about my work.
Hopefully this will convince you to try it for yourself!
Please note that many of my programs are customized, so if you don't find what you are looking for on the website, just reach out to me and I will be happy to plan something with you!
All the team members recommended the session to their friends and acquaintances - not only in the design industry - but from teachers, engineers, and even psychologists. They all want to try it and said it was a really innovative idea for a team building strategy, and also as a way to get a better understanding of their colleagues.
After being locked down for several months and the stresses of last year, to be at one with nature, to be outside in a calm and beautiful place with these beautiful animals was already an amazing experience. One of our team members had never experienced being near a horse and was quite nervous about it but he actually overcame his fear very quickly and really enjoyed the afternoon.
For our team, it was really eye opening. As group watching each individual, the outcomes of the exercises really reflected each person as we know them. But for us as individuals we got to understand ourselves a lot more and how the other team members viewed us. It was definitely great for personal growth.
For the team watching, how each person dealt with the exercise may have been predictable, but for each person it was not, so to understand how other people view you and how your personality is perceived to others was not only insightful but also empowering. To be told that you are kind and caring, or that you are practical and thoughtful, these are opinions we may have of each other but it is not something you really share in an office or even think about saying! The session created natural opportunities to demonstrate our personalities and actually put into words how we feel. This also strengthened us as a group and created a greater level of trust between us.
Being from a completely different background and not really experiencing horses before, we did not realize that horses can really understand us and teach us about ourselves.
Firstly to define what you want and then figure out how you want to get it but also that we have so many ways of communicating beyond words.
Jennie Binchy, Director Binchy and Binchy Architecture Ltd
I had just had a week of intensive psychiatric treatment, with sessions every day for an hour and a half.
My insecurities were being projected onto my partner and I felt like I needed to talk to him about how I was feeling but I was scared. I was scared because I was never allowed to be Me. I was raised to be my mother's daughter and nobody else. So, now that I had someone in my life who I loved, I was afraid that if I did not fit his perception of me, that I would be punished - just like I was punished as a child for wanting to be Me.
Meeting with you and the horses gave me the outside space to be in nature, and feel like Earth was on my side. My partner is naturally very comfortable with animals and watching him being circled by these beautiful horses gave me the feeling that the horses knew I was carrying a weight inside me and they were protecting him from my projections onto him. I read the horses protecting him as a sign that I have to learn to be open and honest with my partner.
I cried. For the first time in our courtship, I let my walls come down and I cried in front of him. I told him of my darkest thoughts and he listened without judging me, or punishing me. He taught me that I am okay to be myself.
It was at this point that the horses started to circle us together. They started by not letting me near my partner or favouring him. But as I began releasing my fears, they came to me. I will always remember feeling my layers come shattering down around me when the horses began approaching me. I felt accepted. I felt like I belonged and I felt whole.
Since then, my partner and I have a heart-to-heart every week about how we're feeling and what we're carrying in our minds. And we don't do this because we time it, or plan it.. the horses helped us open our hearts to one another, and now we can't do anything other than love one another openly and freely - like the horses loved us.
My soul needed this session.
This was a magical and healing experience, being around the horses made me feel grounded and in peace.
I was able to connect with them especially with “Flo” a beautiful white horse who taught me a lot about communication and relationships as well as putting my guard down and trust people.
It was a much needed time for myself and a great way to practice self love and care. Definitely recommend this experience to anyone who needs to slow down to connect with themselves.
I felt like a new mom at the end of the session!
Thank you Sandy for your beautiful words! www.instagram.com/mymindfulmomlife
Thank you to the Equestrian Association for People of Determination in Dubai as well as Ride to Rescue in Abu Dhabi! Without their horses my work would not be possible!
Having the right horses at my side is what makes this work truly special!
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