During each of our sessions at least two of our team members will be present, providing emotional and physical safety for the client.
Weather permitting, we normally hold our sessions outside. Being outside, in the presence of our herd helps the person to become more present in the here and now, slowing down the heart rate and creating a space to be open. This helps raise awareness of our senses, making it a somatic (physical) experience.
No previous horse experience is required, and no horsemanship skills are involved.
Time and frequency
Sessions normally take one hour, for the first introductory session we allow 1.5 hours, giving the client time to meet the team, two- and four legged and familiarize themselves to the process.
The number of sessions can vary, depending on the client’s intentions and needs. This can be discussed during our first meet and greet session, providing recommendations for a suitable therapeutic approach.
At times, even just one session can help regain clarity, strength and determination for someone who has come across an obstacle in their life.
Others might have experienced severe trauma throughout their life for which we might recommend up to ten sessions.
New around horses
If the client has no previous horse experience and feels uncomfortable being in a paddock with a herd of horses, we can start a session on the other side of the fence, or with just one horse in the paddock. This way the client can remain comfortable and safe, focused on the session itself, allowing themselves to ease into the presence of the horses.
Confidentiality is a fundamental principle at Horse Sense.
All personal information shared during sessions is treated with respect and not shared with third parties unless permission is giving by the client.
The client has the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about them, and to ask for it to be corrected if they think it is wrong.