At Hoofbeats Sanctuary we offer a range of programs designed to create life-changing opportunities for survivors of trauma
All equine programs (except Meditate & Create) are private sessions – no group programs are offered. No experience with or knowledge of horses is required. All program activities are on the ground – no horse riding is involved.
We do things differently to most equine therapy providers in that we purposefully prioritise both the physical AND the the emotional welfare of the horses in our herd. We do not ‘use’ them in programs, but work alongside them – learning from, and deeply honouring, their experience, emotions and boundaries. This approach enables us to open our own awareness, through which we can discover, and honour, our own needs – just as the horses do.
Go Remarkable Girls Program
A 12-week equine-assisted personal development program for girls and young women aged 12-20yo. The program covers 12 key concepts: Gratitude, Optimism, Resilience, Empathy, Mindfulness, Awareness, Responsibility, Kindness, Acceptance, Bravery & Boundaries, Liberty and Empowerment.
Applications for the next round are OPEN. Full and part scholarships are available. Click here for more information.
Recovery & Discovery Women’s Program
A fully tailored, private 12-week equine-assisted personal development program for women – particularly those impacted by trauma.
Applications are OPEN. Full and part scholarships are available. Click here for more information.
Meditate & Create Arts Therapy Program
Join our beautiful herd of horses and experience deep relaxation, fun and creativity.
Learn simple tools to help you slow down, de-stress and re-connect to yourself and others – all in the calming presence of our magical herd of horses and ponies.
Applications for the current program are CLOSED. Click here for more information and future dates.
Somatic Stretch & Soothe Program
A gentle program for women recovering from trauma. Learn gentle stretching patterns that help to release tension held in the body, relieve muscle and joint pain, and improve posture and movement. All movements are extremely slow and gentle, and are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.
Applications for the next program intake will open soon. Full and part scholarships will be available.
Pony Tales Reading Program
An early intervention reading program for children impacted by early trauma.
Weekly private sessions with a primary school teacher, reading stories to a pony from our beautiful herd
Applications for the current program are CLOSED. Applications for Term 1, 2023 will open in December.