The Equine Assisted Assets website was created in 2005 and dedicated to the success of equine assisted work, and to the support and encouragement of those who are inspired to do it.
You can find information here on trainings in the equine assisted field, the history of its emergence, and links to those doing it. Take what you will, and trust your own talents, skills, and experience, BECAUSE…
“YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST ASSET~!”™
Whatever training you may get or whatever model you follow, you can adapt it to your own experience and your own style. As Bruce Wilkinson writes in The Dream Giver: “You are the only person exactly like you in the Universe. No one else can do your dream.” Only you have the experience that is exactly the right match for the work you are to do. So, indeed, “you are your own best asset~! ™“ You can have absolute confidence in that and still be open to learning about a variety of approaches to equine assisted work, and meeting the necessary standards.
“You are the only person exactly like you in the Universe. No one else can do your dream.”
You are your own guru. You are the expert in knowing what you know. There is information on this site to give you knowledge about the equine experiential field and inspire your heart. There is no perfect way to do equine assisted work. Some styles will appeal to you more than others. All will have value and lend insight as you proceed and have your own feedback from sessions.
Joyce Brown expresses it very well………..
“Not being a clinical person, just a horse lover and kid lover, I built my experiential program on what I had at the time–one horse, one child, and one lunch hour! ‘Banker’ couldn’t be ridden, and that brought out an incredibly empathetic side of this child who didn’t have much to look forward to and didn’t see much point in interacting with anyone or anything. But, he started coming to school more because he didn’t want to miss “horse” day with “that horse lady”. Since then I have taught my program “Hands to Horses” to more than 50 kids!
By staying true to what is in my heart, true to what my natural talents are and being honest about my level of skill, I believe I offer a safe and meaningful experience to kids in need of something special just for them, incorporating social and life skills as requested by the clinical person referring (with whom I share, via progress notes, what occurs in each lesson so that they can follow up as needed). As I hone my own riding ability, I am looking forward to incorporating more riding into the program, but not before I feel I can do that safely. I don’t call my program “therapy” for it is not, though as we all know, just being in the company of horses is the best therapy I can think of~!” Reprinted with permission by Joyce Brown – Hands to Horses
Don Juan told Carlos Castenada:
- “For me there is only the traveling on the paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart.
- There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge for me is to traverse its full length. And there I travel—looking, looking, breathlessly.”
“God will not ask me why I was not Moses, He will ask me why I was not Susya.” Rabbi Susya, eighteenth-century Hasidic Rabbi
“You don’t ‘find’ yourself….what are you, under a tree? You create yourself.” Victoria Principle
Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently. ~Zig Ziglar