Silver Willow Farm
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What is FEEL? 
 
Throughout history, horses have carried people faster and farther than we could have gone on our own. They have travelled with us, worked with us and partnered with us. Now, as people seek to expand their awareness and reconnect with their soul and life’s purpose, horses are showing once again that they can carry us beyond where we could go on our own.

Being prey animals, horses are naturally more aware of body language and emotional congruence. They act like a barometer to a person’s mental state, instantly changing their behaviour in response to the person they are working with. Unlike people, horses do not hold grudges, judge a person for how they were or what they could be, or pretend everything is okay so they don’t offend.

The horse is a mirror of the person they are working with. A horse is honest and in the moment, and in order to interact with them, a person must be honest and present as well. A horse will immediately show when a person is no longer present, or if they are not being honest about their feelings. By the same token, as soon as a person changes their behaviour to be more congruent, a horse will immediately give a positive response.

Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) offers people a unique experience with the horses. It allows people to deepen their emotional self-awareness, understand how to use their emotions appropriately, increase their ability to stay focused in the present, and to recognize and move beyond their old coping strategies. Most importantly, FEEL helps people learn how to set and maintain appropriate boundaries. Whether you are looking for help working through a difficult period, or you just want to rediscover your passion in life, the horses are here for you!

We offer a variety of workshops or if you would rather work with someone one-on-one, you can book a private session with Taylor.

Depending on funding availability, bursaries may be available to those in financial need.  
Mobile: (905)517-6859

40 Irvine Road   York, ON  N0A 1R0