F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need my own horse?
Do I need to be a horse rider or does EFL involve riding?
Do I need any special clothes for EFL?
How much does it cost?
How do I book?
Can I do an EFL training with you?
Do you offer supervision for EFL facilitators?
Will you come out to me and help me with my horse?
Is what you offer therapy?
Why did you choose the Eponaquest approach?
What made you follow this path of riding training?
What do you enjoy most in terms of client progress?
I’m scared of horses; does that matter for a 1:1 EFL session or workshop?

Do I need my own horse?

NO

  • For EFL 1:1 sessions or workshops
  • For EFL private sessions/workshops you will interact with the horses at Brickyard Farm, Treetops Farm or other venues
  • However, you can choose to have a private EFL session with your own horses
YES

  • For Riding sessions
  • I no longer have horses on which I can offer riding lessons, however I am happy to recommend a few local riding establishments

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Do I need to be a horse rider or does EFL involve riding?

NO

  • In EFL sessions/workshops you spend time in the presence of horses and interact with them on the ground, either in the fields or indoor spaces
  • No riding is involved and NO previous experience of horses is required

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Do I need any special clothes for EFL?

The only thing that you must wear is hard soled boots/shoes, otherwise appropriate clothing for the time of year. Layers of clothing is best, warm clothing, coats/hats/gloves or sunglasses/hats.

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How much does it cost?

Prices are also shown on the relevant pages.

EFL Private session
2hour – £95 first session, £80 for further sessions
½ day (10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm) – £120
Whole day (10am – 4pm) – £240 (including lunch)
Relax & regenerate – £240 (including massage or beauty treatment)

Riding lessons
£40 per hour, plus travel – over 5 miles of Clutton
£30 per 45 minutes, plus travel – within 5 miles Clutton

EFL Workshops
Discovery Day 10am – 3pm £75 (Discounted rate £50 – payment a month in advance)
Connect 3 day workshop £445 (Discounted rate £395 – payment a month in advance)
Trust – 4 day workshop – £595 (Discounted rate – £545 – payment a month in advance)
NOW – 2 x 6 day programme – £2700

How do I book?

Please send me a message through the contact page and let me know which workshop or training day you would like to attend and on what date. I will then send you a Booking Form for you to complete and return with your payment, to secure your place on the course.

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Can I do an EFL training with you?

My workshops qualify you to apply for the Eponaquest and Medicine Horse Way Apprenticeships. For more information click here

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Do you offer supervision for EFL facilitators?

Yes – if you would like more information please get in touch

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Will you come out to me and help me with my horse?

Yes – I can offer private EFL sessions with your own horse and I am a freelance Riding Coach. I charge £40 per hour plus travel or £30 per 45 minutes plus travel if you live within 5 miles of Clutton, near Bristol. BS39 5QJ.
I offer ½ day and 1 day training days for those who live more than 20 miles away from Clutton.

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Is what you offer therapy?

No, I’m not a qualified psychotherapist, but the nature of the work that I offer is therapeutic and many of my clients experience deep and profound healing and transformation.

Horses as Teachers programmes are for learning and awareness, and personal growth and development. However, the holistic nature of the Eponaquest based work and the sensitivity and spirituality of the horses can bring forward deep emotions or unresolved issues for some participants. This work has a therapeutic effect, but it is not therapy. If advised, it is beneficial that you are willing to seek professional help to deal with anything that may come up for you. In this case professional recommendations can be provided is required.

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Why did you choose the Eponaquest approach?

I didn’t! – it found me through the journey with my horse Jack (see My Story for more details)

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What do you enjoy most in terms of client progress?

The ‘aha’ moments. I believe the most powerful thing about the coaching approach is the ability to help each client to access their own answers, intuition and inner guidance, and to blend that with the theoretical information that I can provide.
For me the most joyful part of my work is facilitating a combination of theoretical, visual (demonstration) and practical (kinaesthetic) experiences, to help my clients to have ‘light bulb’ moments and ‘corrective emotional experiences’.

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What made you follow this path of riding training?

I grew up with a good ethos of horsemanship, my Mum was a great teacher. The challenge for me was that when I wanted to progress I found approaches that didn’t feel right, but seemed to be accepted and the norm. I am grateful for my BHS training, it gave me a very solid foundation to add to my early teaching from my Mum, but I maintained my own natural ethos and read many classical riding training books.

One of the biggest influences on my teaching came when I studied Life Coaching and had the opportunity to practise my newly learned skills (many of which were based in Sports Psychology) whilst training the Modern Pentathletes in their Show Jumping discipline. This is what changed my style from teaching to coaching.

The biggest advancement in the way in which I coached was influenced by my training and studying with Linda Kohanov of Eponaquest, Peggy Cummings of Connected Riding and Philippe Karl of The School or Legerete.

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I’m scared of horses; does that matter for a 1:1 EFL session or workshop?

NO In fact many people come to EFL experiences to explore and overcome their fear of horses and EFL provides an extremely safe way in which to do that.

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