Harmony with horses: caring for horses and yourself

Mentored by

Linnea Aarflot

Location address: Ashurst Wood, rh18 5aa
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
One hour individual £40/hrGroup session per person £30/hr
Next date: None - Register your interest
Having spent most of my life working, competing and loving horses I have experienced the therapeutic value of being around these wonderful creatures, first hand. Being in the barn grooming, feeding, and otherwise caring for horses reduces stress and improves many aspects of our physical and mental health. Simple companionship is the foundation of a persons growth in relationship to these animals. Simply being with horses is therapy. In these workshops, I will welcome you to a peaceful stable environment where we can spend some gentle time caring and being with our friends the horses. You will learn many things about horse handling and many things about yourself. Horses can be an emotional mirror for humans. They respond to the feeling state we show. They are herd and prey animals, which means that they have a strong emotional sense and use this sense as a survival tool; they feed off of and respond to other horses in the herd. If one horse in a herd is scared, the others will become frightened. They respond similarly to humans. If a person approaches a horse with anger, the horse will respond by shying away or becoming stubborn. Horses never lie, and never hide their emotions. Because of these qualities, horses can be used to help people heal, grow and develop their inner strength. Horses help us attend to our everyday commitments with a joyful work ethic - an attitude that can be applied to other areas of our lives. Horses require us to work. We get up early to feed and water them. We clean stalls. We earn wages to buy feed and tack and maintain horse properties. They have to be groomed, exercised, and cared for. In going through these motions we learn that we also have to work to maintain our relationships. With ourselves as well as others. We listen better, show up for our friends or families, and provide service to our communities. Working hard and showing up in a healthy way are skills that can be learned by engaging with horses. Horses are gentle and honest; they do not have the ability to manipulate or lie. Being with horses can help to restore trust in places where it has been lost. These workshops will not include riding and will be tailored to the learners needs. I like to work with a small group of no more than 3 individuals but I can provide one to one sessions for which I charge £50 per hour. Previous experience with horses is not necessary. Horse professionals, novice riders, and people who have no experience with horses can all benefit from this work. This experience can be booked as a four week commitment or as a one off half day commitment. I am open to teaching 16+, please contact me to discuss this option.
About your mentor
Linnea Aarflot
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I'm a professional dressage rider and trainer based in East Sussex. After working as a hired rider for 3 internatinal GP Riders, at two olympic dressage stables, in America and England, I'm now running my own dressage business where I educate both horses and riders. I have 15+ years experience and I've worked with all levels from Grand Prix dressage stallions, active world cup horses, young horses, broken sport horses, rescue horses in need of healing as well as stressed out NYPD's horses. I'm also loving to help riders to get a closer relationship to their four legged partner using the TRT Method and natural horsemanship, and I give lessons to riders both in the area as well as going away for international clinics. My main goal has always been to reach a as healthy and happy state of being for both my horses and riders, focusing on their inner balance and strength, with results as a receipt of great work, rather then the other way around. You don't have to be competitive to do well, you simply have to learn how to care for yourself and the ones around you and it becomes a celebration.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Acknowledge and honour your creative, strong, intuitive self and the wisdom of the body.
Aim 3
Cultivate authentic community building skills.
Aim 5
Create clear intention and healthy boundaries.
Aim 7
Distinguish between the false self or inner critic, and the authentic self.
Aim 2
Commune and reflect with horses and one another.
Aim 4
Identify limiting patterns and beliefs.
Aim 6
Cultivate socio-sensual awareness.
Aim 8
Become a better leader, of yourself and for others.
Pricing information
Ticket nameOne hour individual
InformationThis one to one session can be customised to your needs. Please message me before booking.
Ticket nameGroup session per person
InformationGroups of 2 to 4 can have sessions customised to your needs. Please message me before booking.
Where we'll be
Somewhere in Ashurst Wood, Yet to be decided, Ashurst Wood, East Sussex, rh18 5aa
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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