Horse and Human Experiential Connections
Horse Medicine Pathways offers experiential workshops bringing the natural gifts and sentience of horses together with people seeking to transcend life-challenges and increase their feelings of well-being.
Horses are natural teachers. They are sensitive to non-verbal communication and to human emotions. They help us to remember how to be grounded yet alert and how to shake off stress and come back to inner calm. They reflect back what they receive from us and hold a safe, non-judgmental space for mindfulness and healing.
Over millions of years, as prey animals, horses have evolved to be incredibly intuitive and masters at perceiving and interpreting energy. They are wise, compassionate and powerful teachers and through their behaviour they act as brilliant mirrors for us, demanding our authenticity and reminding us to stay in the moment. Through deep heart connection and reflection, a horse partner offers us the possibility of transformation.
Horses naturally bond and partner with human beings. They have been doing it for tens of thousands of years. It’s an honour to be able to do this medicine work with horses and to learn from their natural wisdom.
When we make connections with horses they increase our oxytocin levels (bonding), and lower our cortisol levels and blood pressure levels. Studies show that partnering with horses can reduce anxiety and depression.
Horse Medicine Pathways workshops are fun and wonderfully unpredictable. They provide unforeseen gifts and new understandings about our life journey. In addition to the benefits of working with horses we provide guided interactions with the natural environment. These nature activities bring us to a place of being in the present moment, fostering connection to each other through shared experiences and to the more-than-human world through sensory interaction. In that there is magic and mystery.
Horse Medicine Pathways workshops are offered by Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL©) Certified Practitioners. Nature based activities are offered by a Forest Therapy Guide certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
Upcoming Workshops! Salt Spring Island, BC
Embrace Your Magical Self
June 17 - 19, 2022
Create a Magical Life
June 24 - 26, 2022
Teens and Kids Horse Camp
June 27 and/or June 28
"The Horse Medicine Workshop was an experience I will never forget. The horses offered me a new way to release the pain I was holding onto. They are very intuitive animals that hold space for a deep healing. One of my biggest teachings was it is ok to receive help which has transformed my current life tremendously. The facilitators guided the experience in the most beneficial way to get the full potential of healing. Thank you to everyone involved" ❤️
Danielle, Oct 2021.
"I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience this FEEL workshop with amazing horses, incredibly intuitive facilitators, and my fellow participants who were so open to sharing. Working with the horses was such a profound experience. From that first connection with them, I felt my heart open and felt seen. As I close my eyes now, I can still feel that connection. I can call on that feeling to remind me to come home to myself and to stay grounded. Many insights came up during the course and I left there more confident, more accepting of all my aspects. I have much gratitude for the wisdom of the facilitators who helped guide me and are deeply committed to doing this work, which shows. Horses truly are amazing animals and I wish that everyone could experience being with them in this capacity to really "feel" that connection. It's a great gift and I feel blessed to have experienced it." Tracy, Oct 2021
877 329 8668
Salt Spring Island, BC
My experience with the horses and facilitators was deep and pure. The beautiful connection with the horses awakened a deeper sense of trust within. Warren September 2020
Three days experiencing connection in the most amazing ways with some incredibly wise and intelligent Horses has been a life changing event for me. The physical setting was like being in the middle of a magical forest. The horses knew exactly what I needed in order to awaken my innate healer. All I had to do was relax, breathe, and let them lead me through the healing process. By the end of the workshop, I felt like a newly born person physically, mentally and emotionally. I realized I had myself back and was looking forward to the future.
The facilitators of this program are extraordinary, so dedicated to the "process" and have extensive training and experience. I plan to do Horse Medicine Pathways again in the very near future. I love this type of healing work so much and hope all of you who read this will have the opportunity to experience if for yourselves. Mary Ann Oct 2021
Horse and Human Insights in Partnership