Welcome to Mindful Horse
I am passionate about horses and being outdoors amongst nature and feel extremely privileged to be able to work in this setting, with these incredible creatures who support, create and teach us so much about ourselves.
Horses have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started riding from a very young age and spent most of my youth on horseback exploring the neighbouring bushlands where I grew up, in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. I have always known how special and intuitive horses are and this has led me to pursue formal training into the world of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL). I can now combine my love of horses with supporting people to reconnect with their deeper nature, true power and wellbeing.
My background is in sport and recreation management and planning. Within this field I have previously worked within the education system, managing school sporting facilities. I have assisted in managing major capital works projects at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and have also worked in the youth justice system providing recreation programs and resources to young offenders. Most recently my work involves the management and planning of local sporting and recreational community facilities.
Prior to working full time I lived and worked overseas for 12 months and facilitated team building and leadership skills, to primary and secondary school age children during week long residential programs.
Throughout all of these experiences, my admiration for horses remained and the desire to work with them in a way in which I could support others to grow, heal and change; only grew stronger.
In February 2018, I attended the Equine Psychotherapy Institute in Daylesford, Victoria and undertook 3 weeks of foundation training in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL).
The Equine Psychotherapy Institute offers the first Australian Model Training in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning. The training is highly regarded and offers one of the most comprehensive practitioner training and certification pathways available in Australia. Mindful Horse operates under a strict set of ethical and professional guidelines set by the Equine Psychotherapy Institute to ensure a high degree of safety for clients and my horses.
I have successfully completed over 125 hours training, supervision and assessment in EAL. By undertaking this specialist training, I can support social-emotional learning, personal development and professional development such as leadership and team effectiveness skills.
Mindful horse is located in the beautiful East Gippsland town of Metung, situated within the heart of the Gippsland Lakes system. I live with my husband, two young daughters, my herd of 3 horses and all our other beautiful animal friends. My horses range in size, colour and background. They have their own unique personality, characteristics and place in the herd.
I invite you to come and visit us and discover what the horses can do for you.