Equine Art Therapy is a unique approach that supports personal exploration through creative practice that has the horse-human connection as its foundation. The Wedgetail Equine Art Therapy Program has effectively facilitated change in many participants.
Benefits to participants can include: resilience, self-belief, issues of power and responsibility, self-direction, care and empathy. The horse provides direct feedback to a person’s behaviour and attitudes, and the opportunity for honest self-reflection without pressure.
The program is supported by a significant body of research that crosses many disciplines including mindfulness, trauma and PTSD, eco-psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy. For many participants the relational nature of the horse experience is a profound benefit that provides a healing outcome and deeper sense of what it is to be human.
A session (allow approximately one hour) is typically one-on-one-on-one – instructor, client and horse. While groundwork is the basis of each session, mounting and riding a horse may also be of therapeutic benefit. The Wedgetail Program is unique in that it can facilitate a range of equine experiences, from agility sessions and arena based ground work through to gentle trail rides on the Wedgetail property.
Costs $90 per hour.
GROUP Equine Art Therapy
Wedgetail also offers a 5 week group Equine Art Therapy program, typically each term. This is a great way to experience the power of equine insights within a group setting and build on your wisdom over the 5 week period. A different topic and activity is explored each week. Maximum 8 participants. POA.
Cost $25 per session ($20 conc) or $100 for 5 sessions.
There are no group are therapy sessions running during Winter, but we will start up again in Spring. Please contact us for more information or to register your interest.
Facilitated by Kim Wren.