"I highly recommend the work of Katy Scoones and Equine Wellness. Here is a summary of my personal experience.
She warmly greeted me and invited me to take some time and just be with the surroundings, the beautiful landscape, fresh air, blue sky and the horses.
Katy led the way and introduced Dakota to me. Right away I felt a surge of energy just being near such a beautiful strong animal. I was a little nervous and Katy gently and firmly assisted me to become present to such a large animal.
I soon realized that working with Dakota was like a metaphor for my life as my awareness of feeling overwhelmed came to the forefront.. I realized that I had to quiet my noisy mind if I were to be able to take leadership with Dakota. I was amazed at how quickly I began to experience my own strength in setting a boundary, holding a stance, and then learning my pattern of, when pushed, I begin to give in or second-guess myself. Dakota taught me to remain firm and to trust in my own strength.
I recall the most healing moment for me was when I stood beside Dakota and leaned onto him, resting, and being supported by his strength. Not only could I find strength within myself, I could also gain strength by “leaning on others”. Katy was always there to support me, and I left the session feeling grateful, embodied, and attuned with more of my inner strengths."
“ The day I spent with Katy and the horses was life changing. The workshop had a wonderful pace to it that created a safe container and space to be fully in my experience. My time in the ring with the horse was very powerful. An old and unhelpful response was triggered and Katy gently guided me in changing my experience. This was something I felt I could never do before. I left the ring with an internal resource I continuously draw upon in other times in my life when I am triggered. This went beyond talking about the change I needed to make. I got to actually experience the change and gained the confidence to practice it in all areas of my life. The use of art throughout the day really helped me to reflect on my experiences and helped to solidify the internal resources. The combination of art and horses was very effective and powerful!”