Counselling and Personal Development with Horses
Our qualified counsellors are expert at leading you to just the right interaction with one of our therapy horses so that you can discover the learning experience right for you at that moment, Sessions can be booked for 60 minutes for $90, or 1.5 hours for $120. The longer period is recommended for the first session.
The workshops concentrate on learning from the innate wisdom of horses through focusing on one of the themes below. Discover a horse as your personal Zen master. Maximum of 4 participants. COST: $160 per person. Lunch provided.
Meditating with Horses
Connecting with your "Inner Horse"
Rediscovering Stillness and Slowness
Discovering hidden Leadership Qualities
Befriending your Inner Critic
Working with Goal Setting
Spiritual Development from Equine Wisdom.
The Inner Mirror
Personal Development Half Day Sessions
Individuals and small groups are free to book for half day sessions (3 hours duration) and to choose either to work with the horses on one of the themes above, or on a personally identified theme or aim. (Choice of morning or afternoon sessions). COST: available on request depending on numbers.
We offer 45 minute "meet the horses" sessions where under our guidance you can mingle with the herd or spend time with one horse in our peaceful environment. (Wheelchair accessible except in very wet conditions). $80 per family (maximum 4 people including children)
Learning to Speak "Horse"
A dynamic ten hour course one-on-one over a number of weeks, to learn how to handle horses through applying the equine natural body language. This is invaluable to anyone wishing to learn to ride and is also essential prior to learning to be a qualified Equine Assisted Therapist. The course is based on principles of natural horsemanship. COST $850.
Help your team to take the next step toward developing the goals of your organisation by exploring leadership styles and maximising individual contributions. Workshops are available for corporate/business/organisational groups. Quotes are given on request according to numbers, duration, and location.
Practitioner Introduction to Equine Assisted Therapy
For currently certified and experienced practitioners in mental health, Earthhorse Aotearoa offers a twelve-hour course (usually spread over a six week period) by way of introduction to the Equine Assisted Therapy modality. This provides mental health practitioners with a unique opportunity to explore aptitude for the practice and to get started. We recommend the Equine Psychotherapy Institute in Victoria, Australia, for certification following our introductory course. Our 12-hour course can be taken over a weekend (ideal for people living some distance away) or can be experienced as 6 sessions of 2 hours duration for those living nearby. Trainees work in pairs to allow for practical experience. COST: $1200.
TO MAKE AN APPLICATION: Write an email expressing interest and we will respond with further information and an application form.
Horsemanship experience is essential, preferably in natural horsemanship, but if this is lacking, clients may engage in the "Learn to speak Horse" ten week course first.
Hoof Trimming Workshops
As a result of providing natural hoof trimming services for 19 years we recognise the need to show horse owners how they can look after their own horse's hooves. We have been teaching these workshops for four years now and they have proved to be very popular. Unlike most hoof trimming training, we offer hands-on experience and follow-up consultations. We teach the workshops at our own venue at Earthhorse, and we also travel to other locations. Quotes and details are given on request.
Bodywork: Equine Touch
Sue Court is a qualified Equine Touch practitioner and travels to locations around the Waikato giving body-work treatments to horses. Equine Touch is a scientifically derived modality and an internationally recognised organisation. The horses really love this body-work and derive huge benefit if they have sore muscles from overwork/underwork, ill-fitting saddles, ageing or injury. Quotes and details are given on request.
Learn more about this exciting new field of Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy through lectures and presentations brought to you by our experienced team. Koha for expences.
We use and sell to our clients MicroMed Equine for treatment of rain scald, mud fever, rotten frogs, and seedy toe. We highly recommend this product and have found it very effective. We use it on our own herd constantly to maintain hoof and skin health. MicroMed works by introducing beneficial micro-organisms which compete with and ultimately overcome the pathogenic bacteria which cause the disease. MicroMed is made from a naturally brewed combination of beneficial bacteria and fungi. There are no chemical additives or plant derived biocides contained in the product. MicroMed is a pro-biotic product rather than a biocide. Check it out on MicroMed's website: