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Equine Assisted Learning allows you to develop new emotional patterns and boundaries in a non-threatening or judgmental environment.
Practical and visual workshops and hands on in small groups help participants to:

  • develop emotional and impulse control for anger and anxiety management;

  • improve communication skills to help form healthy relationships; 

  • build confidence, self-esteem, and respect for self and others; 

  • learn to say no effectively to develop healthy boundaries; 

  • reduce stress.

Simply observing or participating in natural horsemanship (horse whispering) sessions can help you to recognize areas in your life which may need to be brought into balance. As you see mutual respect flowing from horse to handler, you will be motivated to develop the same respect into other areas and relationships in your life.
No horse experience necessary! All interaction with horses is conducted on the ground.


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Corporate Workshops

Unique workshops available for corporate team building and organisations.

Team building - focus on improving communication between colleagues, increasing productivity through successful communication strategies for different personality types.  Using emotional control techniques and body language awareness to stay calm and focused when under pressure.

Effective Communication - learning to effectively communicate without being reactive changes the team dynamics.  People start working together not against each other.


Peter Hanlan - former Group Executive, Retail and Business Banking, and advisor to the CEO of Westpac.

"Having had a long Executive career (ASX top 50 company), I thought I was pretty good at understanding how to behave in meetings and how to get the outcome I was after. However, near the end of my career, I stepped off the Executive Team and took on a part-time advisory role. Occasionally, I was asked to present to that Executive Team and the Board of the Company. I thought I was doing the right thing by being quite humble and to some degree subservient. I had previously been a senior member of that team and was likely somewhat dominant.
At about the same time as I went through Sue Spence's program I noticed that I wasn't really being listened to at the Executive Team meetings I attended. I'd gone from being extremely influential to being ignored in pretty well one fell swoop.
During the session with Sue I realised that I was being way too timid (much to my surprise). Sue taught me to regain my confidence, but to do it in a controlled and respectful way. Just two weeks after the session with Sue I was able to put Sue's training into effect. Along with two others, we went along to the Executive Team and the Board of the Company and asked for for the establishment of a charitable foundation with an establishment gift of $100 million. I'm not saying that Sue's training was the sole reason we received an immediate yes, but it was certainly a key part of me representing the idea with both confidence and respect."

Michelle Florenini

"Having worked as a Barrister, Trainer and HR professional for over 20 years, I have been to manu seminars on communication and body language.  Without a doubt Sue's workshop is the best I have ever attended!"

Effective Communication

In the small group lessons we teach the basics of natural horsemanship (which is trust and respect).

Participants are able to show their skills in horse agility presentations, participants are then awarded certificates, ribbons and trophies. (Groups can be formed with students from different organisations)

In the larger group workshops the focus is on recognising different personality types and how to successfully communicate with them, along with body language awareness and how to gain emotional control.

These workshops give valuable take home skills to use in everyday communication.

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Women's workshops

Designed especially for women to help them develop boundaries in their lives and improve communication with family, friends, and colleagues. One of the most emotionally challenging things people face is the ability to calm down when we are under pressure (fight or flight response).

  • Learn how to confidently say “No”

  • Learn practical and effective steps to regain control of your life.

  • Watch a Natural Horsemanship demonstration to see first-hand how your emotions affect those around you and how to remain calm and respond, while others may be reacting to a challenging situation.


Challenging situations arise every day, from missing a carparking space when you are in a rush to an inappropriate comment from a work colleague, and can quickly raise negative emotions. The ability to firstly recognise these feelings and then use calm assertiveness to handle them can be liberating.

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