The horses in Caboolture definitely have something special about them and are helping adults and children with their daily lives. At EquiTune, the horses choose who they want to play with and are quite adamant about it, which brings a smile to those coming to see them. The horses are athletes that compete and are extremely well educated but they also help teach humans mindfulness, natural horsemanship, wellness in everyday life, reiki, yoga nidra, Liberty Play and bitless riding! They are just amazing!
There are a variety of programs to choose from to suit your needs in the online calendar from horsemanship 101, which is a weekly group session where you learn how to communicate with horses through natural horsemanship, to a mindfulness 7 week course with meditation and horsemanship, to bitless riding private sessions - perfect for those that can ride but want to learn how to deepen their connection with horses with a very talented herd, to playing with the horses at liberty (so they take away halters and lead ropes so that you and the horse just play together in harmony) - there is even an option of owning a horse for a day; the most amazing 4 hours to immerse yourself with your new four-legged friends. All of these take time to master these refined skills but this is an opportunity not offered anywhere else and achievable for all - these highly skilled horses with lots of personality are willing to share their time with you in a fun, supportive environment.
The healing aspect of these encounters is quite astounding. Mental health is something most of us fluctuate with and sometimes just taking time out and practising mindfulness can rejuvenate us ready for the next challenge. It is surrounded in misconceptions. It doesn't choose someone according to their job or their life choices - it could be affecting someone and you might never be aware of it. We often forget to breathe and live in the present as we are so worried about tomorrow, next week or next year that we let life pass us by. The horses at EquiTune help to remind us to enjoy every single moment that life throws at us and start building a solid foundation if times do get tough. When it does, EquiTune has set up a Facebook support group called the "K Club" with the aim that members, wherever they are located, can check in with all the other members and check that they are ok that day. Support anytime, anywhere.