Equine Facilitated Learning 1 Day Workshop

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Equine Facilitated Learning 1 Day Workshop

27th July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm



The equine facilitated learning 1 day workshop will give great insight into yourself. With help from the horses you can learn to overcome obstacles. Discover what hold you back from reaching your goals. It will increase your confidence & communication skills.

It is not necessary to have experience with horses. No riding involved.

Set in a peaceful location on the Somerset Levels, near Glastonbury. 

Starts at 10.30am until 4.30pm  Saturday 27th July.

Do you feel you would like more confidence, leadership skills and the ability to communicate more clearly?

Do you have the desire to unleash your full potential?

The day will raise your self-awareness, overcome fears and increase your confidence levels. It will teach you to recognise repeating patterns of behaviour. These patterns can prevent you moving forward toward your goals. It will also help you to become more mindful toward yourself and others.

Vegetarian lunch is included and refreshments are provided  throughout the day

Equine Facilitated Learning has become very popular.  It can help to control anxiety, increase confidence levels and set appropriate boundaries. All of which are great life skills.

Why Horses?

Horses are prey animals. Therefore, their intuitive senses are highly tuned enabling them to assess and react to situations quickly and efficiently.

They are incredibly sensitive to the feelings, emotions and intent of those around them. They will often act as a mirror enabling you to see yourself more clearly thus helping to promote change from within.

What will I learn from the Horses?

You will learn to recognise and control anxiety levels.

How to set up your own personal space and put comfortable, safe boundaries in place.

Body language and reading others.

Become conscious of your breathing and how it affects your energy and emotions.

How to raise and lower your personal energy levels to communicate more fluently.

Learn to trust in your own abilities to overcome obstacles.


Horses communicate through body language and energy.  Observing a herd can teach a lot.

The day begins with getting to know each other, setting goals and a short meditation. You will discover your own boundaries to better understand and improve ways of communicating with others.  You will learn methods to understand yourself better and get a strong sense of self awareness. The afternoon is spent having fun with the horses in a safe environment.  Learning to work as a team and developing methods for moving through obstacles with a horse in order to reach your goals.

The workshop is co-facilitated by Suzannah Leighton and Mareile Bowditch.

Suzannah has over 20 years experience as a Hypnotherapist Practitioner and Trainer. She is a Master Practitioner of NLP and Coach. She has also done several training courses on Equine Facilitated Learning/Therapy.

Mareile is qualified in Equine Facilitated Learning and is soon to complete her training as a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist.

Together the Horse Haven Uk team provide a very safe environment for both horses and humans alike.

This is one of our favourite workshops at Horse Haven Uk. We enjoy helping people overcome their fears and increase their confidence levels. It is very satisfying at the end of the day to say goodbye to a happy group of people who have been inspired in some way by each other and our lovely gentle horses. Often, lasting friendships are made within the group.

Everything on the day is confidential and you will not be asked to do anything that is uncomfortable for you. Although, we do aim to push through boundaries that hold you back. Should the day raise difficult emotions for anyone, Suzannah is always on hand to help with a private confidential chat and further future coaching if required.

The day provides lots of laughter, often some tears and a caring, sharing environment to set boundaries and explore areas that hold you back from enjoying a fulfilling life.

We hope to share a lovely day with you.

The cost for the day is £125, includes vegetarian lunch and refreshments through the day.

Numbers will be limited in order that everyone gets individual attention.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing i.e. layers in case it becomes cold, waterproof just in case and sturdy footwear. Wellington boots might be needed.

Be sure to reserve your place on this workshop. Go to store, click workshops and you can book via paypal or card.

For more details contact suzannah@horsehavenuk.com or telephone 07545 139009



What others have said:

“Today I had the most amazing day on the EFL course. It has really helped me work through some confidence issues and I will forever be thankful to the team that worked with us today. Not only am I now more confident in the presence of horses but I feel I have more confidence to pursue the career I want and put myself forward for opportunities that in the past I would shy away from. I would highly suggest this workshop for anyone that is lacking confidence be it with horses or anything else”. Nome Hunter

“Confidence working toward goals.  Non-verbal communication is much more important than I had previously realised.  Horses like Humans have different energy levels. The course was well structured and we all made progress as a team.  The introductory activity worked well as an ice breaker. It was very well facilitated”.

On a recent visit to Meare in Somerset I had the pleasure to experience equine therapy at Horse Haven.  This was the first time I had been in such close contact with horses and must admit I was slightly nervous but this was soon forgotten as I was expertly introduced to the horses by Suzannah, the therapist.  I then found myself leading the horse I selected called Twister into the arena.  Under the guidance of Suzannah what followed was one of the most wonderful emotional and unforgettable experiences that I have had.  I would recommend that if you can you should try this amazing therapy for yourself.  It will be something that you will never forget,  I know I never will”.   Kath Colman

“A better understanding of everyones differences but bringing them together as a team”

“I have worked around horses most of my life so was very sceptical.  I am inspired to learn more about this work as I could not believe the effect this had upon my confidence, emotions and general wellbeing.  Truly amazing”.   D  from Devon

“Thank you so much.  Cannot believe how my thinking and confidence has changed.  I have always been nervous around horses but not anymore.  At first it was challenging having to overcome fears but with gentle guidance it soon became one of the most enjoyable and life changing experiences”.  Karen

“Yesterday I had one of the best days in my life! At Horsehavenuk.co.uk in Glastonbury. I wanted to overcome a lifelong fear of horses so went on this one day confidence and goal setting work shop. I can’t possibly write everything down but it was ‘magical’. Thank you so much for sharing your magical world with me. I’m still on cloud 9 and can’t believe how quickly you and the gorgeous horses dispelled my fears!


27th July 2019
10:30 am - 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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01458 860186

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