WHAT THE PROGRAM IS ABOUT
We’re all human, we all need a little bit of help sometimes and if we’re willing to learn, our life lessons can come from the most unexpected of places. In our own special equine way the ‘Learn from horses’ team are delivering the unique ‘Horses Helping Humans’ program to the Mid North Coast region. Our one-of-a-kind program was developed by Queensland mother of two, Sue Spence who through her own challenging journey and her lifelong love for horses found that she could help others by sharing her knowledge. “There is no ‘hiding’ around horses,” says Sue, award-winning author of ‘Horses who Heal’ and breast cancer survivor. “Horses don’t care what you say, they see how you ‘feel’ and they will react in kind. If you’re aggressive around a horse, they will be fearful, if you are timid they won’t do anything you ask, our program aims to develop an awareness of body language so people can better communicate in a calm yet assertive manner.”
Horses have taught us patience with ourselves and others. They inspire a mental calmness and we want to be able to share that with others. There are so many in our community that may not have had positive role models in their life, some may not have had an opportunity to fulfil their lives, this program offers an alternative way for people to reconnect and begin to find trust.