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HORSE CONNECTIONS

People partner with horses to learn about life and loss.

It seems to happen in an instant.

All it takes is a phone call, a negative report from a doctor, a breakup/divorce, or the loss of a friend or family member… and so many other negative life events that might happen. Loss comes in like a whirlwind and tends to leave us feeling out of control, heavy, and a lot of times shameful.

Instead of working through these feelings, they tend to get tossed in our emotional backpack like a heavy rock and sometimes it takes days, months, or even years before we realize why we are experiencing fatigue, loneliness, sadness, and confusion.

“We know horses have an amazing ability to reach deep inside a human and touch on parts of their life that need attention.” – Darlene, Stronger Life Connections EAL

Connections with horses is one way that we can unload our backpacks so that we are not held down by our grief, but instead gifted with the ability to live a life of hope, connection, and purpose. Horses have an amazing ability to “read” our thoughts through connecting with our energy and empathizing with our emotions. They can take on those rocks and carry our deepest pain.

Along with the tools from the Grief Recovery Method, Darlene is able to walk you through a process of connecting with a horse, learning to trust, and to experience the road to healing.

“I can still see the scars, but they don’t hurt anymore.” – Client

“I couldn’t believe that sharing my ‘stuff’ with a horse would be beneficial but somehow working with Darlene and Onyx, I was able to let go of what I had been holding onto for years… for the first time in a long time I feel free and worthy. Onyx truly helped me get there by listening and helping me feel safe.” – Client

Call Darlene at 403-793-2799 to book your initial free “Meet the Horses” session to see how the Horse Connections Program can transform your life. No horse experience is necessary.

Horse Connections focuses on equipping individuals and families with the tools to complete loss and live life in the present. We do not offer formal riding lessons. Connection with horses and ourselves is the priority.

Meet the Horses

Book your initial free “Meet the Horses” session to see how the Horse Connections Program can transform your life. No horse experience is necessary.

The Arena

Meet The Herd

These are the Horses who make Horse-Connections possible

What is Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)?

Communication between a horse and human that brings change in the human.

Horses have an amazing ability to reach deep inside a human and touch on parts of our lives that need attention. Just connecting with the horse can help us realize where changes need to be made, where healing needs to take place, where life resolutions need to happen.

Equine Assisted Learning is the process that helps make this happen and sets someone on a new path (EAL Canada).

Equine Assisted Personal Development (EAPD) Coach 

is the facilitator of your session, to guide your experience and walk with you through life - its challenges and its victories.

Working with the horse as your partner, the EAPD Coach asks questions and walks you through exercises that help you discover what decisions need to be made, behaviors that need to change, or grief that needs to be processed. The Coach guides you as you establish new goals and ways to overcome obstacles in your life. The horse, yourself, and your Coach become a team working towards life transformations.

"EAPD Coaches work with individuals and families. We think of our clients as learners, learning about themselves through the eyes of the horse (EAL Canada)."

Equine Assisted Learning Programs and Sessions

Healing Connections

Horses have an amazing ability to sense our feelings and wrap around us when we need comfort.

Healing Connections is a transformative experience that partners people with horses so that individuals can move beyond their grief and find a new sense of purpose and hope.

For those who are struggling with grief and loss, Healing Connections can work through your pain and help you find a path towards healing and recovery.

Four Week Program

Offered in groups or individually

(Groups registration now closed)

 

 Trail of the Heart

 We know horses have an amazing ability to reach deep inside a human and touch on parts of their life that need attention.

This program is for adults who desire change in their lives.  Life is a journey and how we travel through life, and the paths we take, are choices each of us must make for ourselves. 

Each session builds on the one before with the opportunity for rest, reflection and renewal as we work towards our destiny by design.  Includes Materials.

 

Six Week Program

Offered in groups or individually

 

In Front of the Herd

This leadership program helps young people develop skills for positive influence in their peer groups, schools, families and communities.

The course discusses:

Effective Leadership                                                          Character Development                                                                Trust                                                                                    Respect                                                                              Relationships                                                                    Influence and Change.

After our last class, parents reported the change in their teens was amazing.  Their interactions, confidence and judgement were greatly improved.

Includes Materials.

Eight Week Program

Offered in groups or individually

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