Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear / bring ?
Being out doors with the horses you will need to wear suitable clothing for the weather. Trousers , shorts or jeans a
comfortable top and a hat if its hot. Enclosed shoes to protect your feet.
We understand that sometimes an appointment needs to be cancelled or rescheduled. We ask for 24 hours notice
if you need to cancel your session so that another participant can be offered that appointment time.
Please phone to cancel your appointment, it is ok to leave a voice message or text message .
Missed appointments or late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice) are charged at 50% of the session fee.
Equine Assisted Learning sessions and The Horse Wisdom Program can be designed to suit your needs.
We can schedule a free consultation to address your specific needs and goals.
Cash or Direct Deposit. Eftpos will be available soon.
Where Can I Find The Waiver/Agreement?
You may find the waiver/agreement form at the bottom of the services page and download it by clicking on the ‘Download Agreement’ button. Services Page
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute (EPI) Model
The EPI is an Australian model pioneered by Meg Kirby. EAL Practitioners have successfully completed over 120
hours training, supervision and assessments in EAL and now offer it. EAL is not a therapy. It is an innovative
form of experimental learning, where clients develop new insight and learn new skills via relational experience
The 7 Principals Of The EPI.
1. Relationship: EAL session are grounded in a unique Practitioner, Horse, Client therapeutic and learning
relationship as a primary pathway for growth and healing the i thou relationship.
2. Specialist trained practitioners: Each Practitioner is trained in all competency areas including human
development and change processes, horses and horsemanship and specific horse-human dynamics and
practices. Practitioner offer sole practitioner sessions and team/ co facilitator session based on
competency , ethics and expertise.
3. Ethics: The practice is guided by clear and contracted ethical guidelines covering safety, professionalism
and a commitment to continued personal growth and continued professional development.
4. Theory of change: Practitioner practice from a foundation knowledge and experience of how change occurs
for people and how change happens with horses and humans in the unique EAP/L Learning environment.
The theory of change is explicitly taught and practiced on- Awareness , I thou relationship, experiments,
and the horse – human change dynamics guides the ethics of our work.
5. The Way of the Horse: Practitioners supports clients to develop “ horse “ capacities for health and wellness ,
including awareness, presence. Congruence, being grounded , embodied and in contact.
6. Holistic: EPI practitioners work actively with all levels of self experience and relational experience- working
with breath, body feelings/ thinking beliefs, values , behaviour and spirituality. It’s focus is on the
interconnections of all levels of functioning and on self in contact/ relationship.
7. Professional work and CPE: Practitioner commence very deep personal work in the training and continue
this commitment to themselves as a way of life. All practitioners are committed to personal and
professional development as a foundation for ethical and professional and effective practice.