Animal Communication, Drumming & Healing with Horses

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Animal Communication, Drumming & Healing with Horses

30th May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 31st May 2020 @ 4:30 pm


Animal communication, drumming & healing with Horses.  2  day event facilitated  by Avis  Senior.   Watch the video to learn more. Then read  all  about Avis in  her bio below the video.  Contact  for  more  details. A deposit of £50 will secure your place.  Go to store, click workshops and reserve your place via paypal or card.




Hello, I’m Avis Senior.

I am so pleased to be facilitating this Animal Communication, Drumming & Healing with Horses at Horse Haven Uk.

I have been around horses for most of my life; their teachings have brought me to where I am today – a teacher,  advocate, a voice for horses, and author of Horse Riding in the 21st Century – , a book that speaks out on their behalf.

At six years old, I was riding ponies truly free. By the age of sixteen, I had allowed my elders to force me to conform to tradition. I had allowed myself to enter a world of whips, bits, and verbal and physical abuse of horses. There appeared to be very little compassion and respect for these beautiful beings – there was only dominance and ridicule.

For a while, I lost my voice as I witnessed the abhorrent training and riding methods used by many. However, these same people saw something in me and the results I achieved with the very same horses they had abused.

At around 17 years of age and unqualified, I became the person they would call upon when they failed. There was no interest in how I achieved the results; however, there were often gasps when I removed the many contraptions from the horse’s head and body.

I was teaching horse riders and building a reputable image of compassion with positive results. My apparent self made ability gave far more credence than qualifications in those days.

However, mere ability and experience soon became a thing of the past; equestrians would  trust only those who held BHS qualifications.

I finally took the plunge and qualified as a BHSAI in 1994, in the belief that the BHS training and riding systems would resonate with my views and the teachings passed on to me by the horses themselves. How wrong I was. Sadly, the BHS training and riding systems had no consideration for the physical, mental and emotional needs of horses. I came away with a qualification based on dominance, submission and abuse.

I set about trying to show riders how to get better results without force and without an array of contraptions; but they were so steeped in tradition and the beliefs they grew up with, along with those handed down by the trainers of the Equestrian Governing Bodies  that in 2011, after many years of teaching both freelance and in riding schools, I gave up my post as Chief Instructor and walked away from teaching, knowing I had to find a more valuable way of helping our equine counterparts; and I did!

In 2011, a major life event made me take stock and rethink my future.

In 2012, I began my new journey of learning so that I could be a greater advocate of horses. Along the way, I authored “Horse Riding Choose Your Weapons’, but eventually changed its name to the current title – Horse Riding in the 21st Century – Discover the route to your success’.

My journey has taken many paths with many learnings since 2012. What began as a new career in Energy-Based Therapies for horses, expanded into working with various species – domesticated, and occasional livestock.

However, my qualifications further expanded into those relating to the health and wellbeing of humans, when I quickly realised that I couldn’t help improve the life and well-being of animals without first empowering the humans responsible for their care, to take steps in ensuring their own excellent health and well-being.

My time is now spent showing and mentoring animal caretakers in how to give priority to their own health and well-being, via modalities such as Mindfulness, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming),  EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), so that they are equipped to give of their best to their non-human families.  In turn, both they and their non-human families will thrive.

My life, along with my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health is a far cry from my life prior to 2011.

I believe that things happen for good reason. I now know we all have a purpose in life. Whether or not we take notice of the hints is down to us.

I’m lucky – I took notice of the hints. I live my best life. In doing so, the animals in my care are free to do the same. Don’t get me wrong – I still have the odd ‘down’ day, and just in case I don’t notice my symptoms, the animals in my care will certainly enlighten me to them.

Horses are amazing healers and teachers. They continue to inspire me with both.

WHAT WILL I LEARN on the Animal Communication, Drumming & Healing with Horses

 Day 1

On Day 1 of this 2 day workshop you will learn the theory and practice of:

  • The importance of correct breathing, grounding and protecting your energy.
  • The benefits of mindfulness of self and mindfulness around animals. Mindless words have the potential to cause untold devastation to the non-humans we care for.
  • Setting a conscious intention – the mainstay of animal communication and energy based working, and just as important in your daily life.
  • The foundations of Animal Communication – the what, the why, the how.
  • The language of FEELINGS.
  • The depths to which your five physical senses will dive. Which are your three dominant senses?
  • How to sense energy. Would you like to meet the real phenomenal you?
  • The power of the heart-mind connection that will enable a good communication. You will learn to listen and speak from your heart and not merely from your mind.
  • You will go through an in-depth and structured learning process in preparation for connecting with an animal you don’t know, via a photo.We will stop for a break around 11ish, and a well earned lunch around 1pm for 30 – 40 mins.Animal Communication Session – Communicating via a photo
    On our return from lunch, we will recap all you have learned during the morning and go

    through anything you might still be unsure of.

    You will then communicate with an animal family member of one of your fellow student’s via a photo, and giving feedback on your communication.

    You will receive feedback from a fellow student who has connected with an animal in your care.

Around 3pm we will then spend time with Suzannah’s beautiful herd – just chilling and connecting to the horses’ heart energy – individually, and collectively to see what messages they will offer to us.

Animal Communication isn’t always about asking questions; it’s very often about simply connecting and waiting for answers.

Day 2 – 10.30 start

On Day 2 we will begin with a catch up. How are you all feeling? Are there any experiences you‘ve had overnight that you might like to talk about?

Then, we will remind ourselves how to breathe, ground and protect our energy.


  • How to align your energy with that of the horse before connecting with him/her.
  • The importance of asking before entering the horse’s personal space.
  • The various ways of offering healing energy.
  • How to see beyond the physical animal, opening you up to the power of working with the energetic horse.
  • The importance of connecting with the horse from your heart mind.
  • How to recognise blocked and reversed meridian energy flow, and how to promote its release.
     The profound affects of drum vibrations and sounds as you drum for each other and the herd – individually and collectively.

    You will take away a gentle basic, yet powerful daily well-being package, that will enhance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the horses in your care.


    Complementary therapies are not a substitute for veterinary intervention. If an animal in your care is considered to have injury or illness, you must always in the first instance consult your vet.

I look forward to meeting you! Avis X

Please bring a photo of an animal you know well with the name, age and sex written on the back. A notepad and pen for a couple of the exercises.





30th May 2020 @ 10:30 am
31st May 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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Horse Haven UK


Horse Haven Uk
25 Ashcott Road, Meare
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9SX United Kingdom
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2 comments on “Animal Communication, Drumming & Healing with Horses”

  1. Maria Langridge Reply

    With the current situation regarding COVID 19 I am presuming this event scheduled for 30th/31st May will be cancelled? Please can you let me know if you plan to postpone to another date or will we be refunded the £50 deposit paid?

    • Suzannah Reply

      It will be postponed Maria as there are no B&Bs or hotels open for people to stay. I will email you with future date once I speak to Avis.

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