I had the honour of speaking at the BC College of Equine Therapy’s graduation dinner and award’s night on Saturday, May 25th (www.equinetherapy.ca). 23 graduates completed a two year study in supporting the health and well-being of animals, specifically horses. The longer I practice equine-assisted learning, the greater urgency I feel about the need for us humans to acknowledge the protective and emotionally supportive role animals play in our lives. I am so very happy […]
This Friday, May 17th from 9am to noon, girls aged 9 to 14 years are invited to spend time with the herd here at The Equine Connection. We will do equine-assisted learning exercises, groom, braid and have pony rides. All this for $60. If you are looking for something to do this Friday and love horses, give Wendy a call at 778-475-6077 to register. The group will be a maximum of 7 girls.
Thursday, January 17th at 9:30am until 11:30am is the first session of this year’s assertivenss course. This course is offered under the umbrella of the Vernon Women’s Transition House to any woman in the community who would like to reflect on the various behaviour styles we all engage in. One of the strongest take aways from this course is the time spent exploring our beliefs. It is our beliefs that largely motivate the choices we […]
As winter approaches, our outdoor, equine-assisted therapy groups and workshops are in their final month of running. We have three more sessions of the trauma recovery group run for the Vernon Women’s Transition House. The children’s group also has three more sessions. These groups are possible due to generous donations to the Healing through Horses program run here at The Equine Connection. I would like to thank The Paddock, Arise Chiropractic, Nature’s Fare, the Horsey […]
Last Spring, a wild cat showed up on the property. At first, we were lucky to see him at all. I started leaving food for him in one of the out buildings. Some weeks, the only reason I knew he was around was the fact the food was all eaten. Slowly, he would let us see him. He would sit far away watching us. I named him ‘Pretty Boy’. I thought that that name may […]