June 15, 2017

Equine Facilitated Learning with Kate and Heather

Kate and horseLevel – Open
Area – Walks, Talks and Learning
Country – UK

Kate and Heather will be doing interactive talks, along with the horses on site will be demonstrating how Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) works. More recently, neuroscience has shown us remarkable similarities between the limbic (emotional) brain of horses and humans, which make it possible for horses to serve as both our mirrors and our teachers in terms of understanding ourselves, our emotional life, and the way we relate to ourselves and those around us.
And then there is that inexplicable feeling of being around a horse; as Churchill once said, ‘There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man’, (and of course a woman, and a child).

EFL gives us opportunities to interact and form relationships with horses, and to learn from these experiences in a way that involves us physically, emotionally and mentally. Lessons learnt in this holistic way can be more easily absorbed and remembered, resulting in lasting and positive changes that can be transferred to the world of human-human relating.

And these intelligent, sensitive creatures are also our friends; they live entirely in the present, offering us patience, forgiveness, and another chance when we get it wrong. Do we always know how we are feeling? Are we always aware of how we are behaving or affecting others? Horses are radars for incongruence, and will reward us when we behave in a way that is in keeping with who we really are and what we truly feel.

About Kate

Kate has had a passion for horses since childhood. Growing up with many horses on a family farm in Cornwall. Her passion for horses has taken her all over the world teaching, learning and experiencing the power and language of true horsemanship. Becoming acutely aware of the intuitive, spiritual nature of horses. Marrying her communication skills, her love of horses and her profound experience and knowledge linked with a desire to enable people to grow and learn is why she is truly dedicated to this work. Churchill “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man” Kate’s expertise and her ability to inspire and instruct her students, has earned her great popularity and respect. Regardless of a student’s talent or accomplishments, Kate never refuses help to any horse or rider willing to learn. From a beginner or an Olympic hopeful.

“To ride and train is not to use force but to work with your horse so that he wants to work with you”.


About Heather

Heather Forster  is a mother, wife, sister, friend and has been a business and personal coach for the last 11 years. She has worked, played with and loved horses since she was a tiny child. Learning to ride at 5 years old and having never had the privilege of owning her own until her 30s she was always willing to ride everyone and anyone’s horse …ususally the tricky ones that everyone else had given up on. This taught her a huge amount about thes beautiful hugely misunderstood animals.

Whilst having a lesson with Kate 4 years ago Heather suggested to Kate that horses can teach humans far more they we can ever teach them….the next day a call came in from a man teaching Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) looking for people to work with him. And so began a wonderful journey of englightenment!

Heather has combined her knowledge of horses with her professional wisdom in developing people and now delivers EFL to a wide variety of clients enabling them to more fully understand what is going on in their unconscious mind. Whether it is a business person trying to understand their way forward in developing their business or an individual who is trapped, blocked or simply unable to move forward in their lives and doesn’t know why. Horses can help us unlock our inner perspectives and release us to lead more creative, open and honest lives.

“ I am always truly amazed at what horses can reveal in us and how they help us see how we show up in the world’…says Heather.

She is happy to work with anyone, children & adults whatever age, creed or culture….horses never judge.



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