HORSES FOR THE SOUL provides personal leadership training and guidance counseling for individuals looking to develop their full potential as students, parents, partners, professionals and human beings.

Reach Higher Levels of Potential and Wellbeing through Experiential Learning and Coaching with Horses.

When undergoing a shift or change in life, addressing and aligning your full being: the body, the mind, the spirit and the soul is crucial for lasting results. Horses naturally and masterfully do this for themselves, and willingly help us learn how.

What coaching with horses offers people, through liberty and groundwork sessions and programs that may include some mounted exercises, is the ability to effectively identify and manage energy and emotion, the connection to soul-felt purpose and value, and the means to move through blocks to progress. Thinking, talking and planning are not enough to create real transformation. Put your feet in a field and let a horse help change your life.

New insight. New habits. New life. New paradigm.

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The horses and I live in Sparks Maryland, after five years in California and several years in Washington State where our journey together began. I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of people of all ages from diverse backgrounds, which has allowed me to witness firsthand the awakenings and transformations that experiential coaching with horses generates.

My coaching training and certification is an advanced level EGE (Equine Guided Education) Facilitator/Coach through SkyHorse EGE, where I began my career as a member of the teaching staff. My work has been influenced by the somatic coaching work developed by the Strozzi Institute, as well as the Freedom Based Training work of Elsa Sinclair. This work has taken me as far as Italy and Jordan to build programs with colleagues in coaching and wellness practices. I can work in tandem with other specialized coaches and therapists in order to enhance and often speed up the breakthrough, recovery or development process. Among the challenges we commonly address are:

Managing anxiety

Building healthy coping skills

How to have “courageous conversations”

Confidence & Empowerment

Getting out of a rut, and

Working through fear.

There are no strict age limits, but typically children need to be at least 6 – 8 years old. Contact me to discuss your particular needs, goals or questions.

My best to you and all the horses in your lives,

~ashley

Contact: ashley@horsesforthesoul.org | Tel. 206.229.2130


 My Equine Partners at Home: Daisy, Zorro, & Bobbilinkapoo

In Memorium: Taj, who taught us all to persevere.

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3 Comments

  1. Hi, thank you for writing such a moving EGE experience!! It is very hard to describe the process, and you did it superbly. Where are you located? Were you at the last EGE conference in Tomales? I worked with Ariana for 4 years prior to the first EGE conference and then through and into a few more. I live in Petaluma, and was certified in 2004!! This is embarrassing to share but I am just now looking into beginning offering myself as a facilitator. I LOVE the work! So, hence, I found your blog. Keep up the good work!!
    Anne

    1. Hi Anne,
      Thank you so much for your note! Yes I was at the conference in January, had a great time! I live in Seattle, but have been collaborating with fellow EGE practitioners in various places since my certification at Skyhorse in 2010. Hallie Bigliardi, also in my class, who facilitated the round pen for me, will be facilitating a workshop on transition over Labor Day weekend in the San Jose area, and I’ll be helping there. Would of course love to see you/meet you, and support your efforts to move forward with EGE too!
      I’ll post more details soon. Thanks again and all the best!
      ~Ashley

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