Equine Assisted Physiotherapy & Personal Development
EAGALA Model


PO Box 60
Palmwoods, Qld 4555

Office: 07 5457 3736
Mobile: 0408 067 664

Helen Sorensen

QACA
EAGALA ADVANCED Cert.
RDAQ NCAS Level 2
PCAQ NCAS Level 1
Cert 4 w/ Ass. T.


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About Horses and People

Horses are sentient beings that have a connection with people that goes back through the centuries.  They are non-judgemental and have no expectations or hidden agendas.  A horse operates in the here and now and responds immediately and honestly to what is happening in their environment and is expert in reading non-verbal signals and body-language.  It is these qualities that make them so valuable in the therapy programme.  Unlike other animals they mirror human emotions, intent and body language and expose incongruence that may arise and provide vast opportunities for metaphorical learning.

The power of horses to influence people in positive ways has been long recognised.  They are large and powerful, so that by accomplishing tasks involving horses, people overcome their fears and gain greater confidence in dealing with intimidating and challenging situations in their lives.  Engaging in activities with horses provides an opportunity for people to explore and develop their strengths thus improving self-awareness and confidence.

Horses

 

Programmes

Equine Alliance offers programmes for:

Other Programmes

Exploring Spirituality

Both for non-horse owners and for those who would like to gain a deeper understanding and relationship with themselves and their horse.

Riding Programmes

This focuses on developing skills that begin on the ground by learning how to care for, understand and relate to the horse and develop and awareness of how attitudes, energy and behaviours impact on the horse.

Through a progression of exercises we look at developing self-awareness with regard to balance, energy, rhythm and timing and the feeling of working in harmony with the horse and being able to develop a confident trusting relationship with your horse by working with and not against each other.

The riding programmes include flatwork/dressage and jumping.

 

Skills and Benefits

The benefits of equine assisted therapy and learning are:

Horses in front of riding arena

 

Location

Hazel Larard Centre
79 Hunchy Road
Palmwoods
Sunshine Coast
Queensland