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Welcome to Horses Helping Humans™

Sue Spence’s “Horses Helping Humans” is a pioneering Equine Assisted Learning Training Program, the ONLY Certified Trademark in Australia for Equine Assisted Learning which is setting the standard for safety and success, and a force for transformative change. With over 20 years of experience, Sue is a trailblazer in the Equine Assisted Learning field. Her approach has produced documented, award-winning outcomes and has made a significant impact on her clients' lives.


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The heart of the program

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A pioneering Equine Assisted Learning program with a long history of successful outcomes.

Horses Who Heal By Sue Spence

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Horses Who Heal

All her life, Sue has found solace and companionship with her horses. After a brush with cancer in her late thirties, the family opted for a tree change. As a result, she was able to fulfil a long-held dream - to work with horses every day. Her horse training and compassion for others quickly turned into a business, Horses Helping Humans™ – giving people a chance to learn from these intelligent, soulful creatures. ​Horses Who Heal is the story of one woman’s deep love for horses and the powerful life lessons they’ve taught her along the way. Sue’s equine team are inspiring others on their own journey of healing, helping thousands of people – from juvenile offenders to company CEOs – discover the power of communication, using more than just words.

Watch Sue speak about her book!

"There should never be fear or intimidation in communication, there should only be mutual trust and respect"

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Equine Assisted Learning Programs

Sue Spence’s “Horses Helping Humans”: is one of the most powerful Equine Assisted Learning Training Programs and a Certified Trademark, creating positive life-changing outcomes for participants.  Sue is a pioneer in the Equine Assisted Learning field with over 20 years experience working with clients and achieving documented, award-winnng outcomes!  She has been awarded a Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention, and is a published author, public speaker and educator, who teaches communication skills. Sue was the first person to identify that different personality profiles exhibited differing body language when under pressure. Her business Horses Helping Humans™ has been featured in numerous reports, events, programs, newspapers and magazines.

Keen to become a Horses Helping Humans facilitator in Australia or New Zealand?

Become part of our amazing Horses Helping Humans community.  Our program compliments any other equine program you may be running.

In 2016, due to high demand generated by media coverage from all over Australia, the Horses Helping Humans™ Program became licensed. It's now recognized as a results-based training program. Licensees undergo comprehensive training, including advanced horsemanship and interpersonal skills, along with the requisite blue cards and first aid certifications. Horsemanship clinics are available to meet the required ground skills level.

As a Horses Helping Humans™ Facilitator, you not only impart valuable communication skills but also equip youth workers, social workers, youth justice case workers, and family services staff with essential awareness tools. These skills become integral in their counseling sessions with youth clients, especially when working in collaboration with youth support agencies where all students attend with their case workers.


Equine Assisted Learning Workshops

Our diverse workshops at Horses Helping Humans™ provide a non-judgmental space for personal growth. We cater to youth, veterans, domestic violence survivors, families, and businesses, promoting emotional well-being and improved boundaries through Equine Assisted Learning.



For a team building and development exercise we visited Sue at Horses Helping Humans™ during a yearly Corporate Sales conference. We were after an exercise that was different to the standard and we were definitely not disappointed.

From the get go you can see how passionate and involving Sue is and any feeling of resistance or doubt disappears. Working as a group and individually allowed us to break down barriers and develop an understanding of our group personality types and how to best communicate with each other.

Working individually with Sue allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of how we communicate and react to situations and how small improvements can add a magnitude of confidence and effectively communicate both in and out of the workplace.

This was a most valuable and enjoyable experience and highly recommend as a team building exercise.

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