Horses Helping Humans

Horses Helping Humans

Stories of how horses have helped people find self-acceptance, self-love, self-respect and healing through the eyes and heart of a horse. Hosted by Cathy Huddleston, professional trainer, EFL specialist, and author of "Through the Eyes of a Horse" written and illustrated for the child within.

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February 25, 2024 64 mins

After concluding a fulfilling 30-year career in nursing in 2006, she and her husband, Steve, embarked on an adventurous journey beyond the borders of the USA, landing in the picturesque landscapes of Costa Rica. There, they undertook a remarkable transformation of a 26-acre dairy farm, which eventually blossomed into a beloved retreat center nestled at the foothills of the majestic Arenal Volcano. 

In 2020, they passed on the stewa...

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Sue has 40 years of equestrian experience in show jumping and eventing and has specialized in natural horsemanship for the past 25 years, successfully competing in many natural horsemanship shows. Currently, Sue works with horses and clients on the Gold Coast, Australia, and her vision is to see people trained to deliver the well-known and highly regarded Horses Helping Humans program across Australia and New Zealand.  Sue lives by...

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Sandy Sharkey is a wild horse advocate, photographer, writer, guest speaker and retreat host. The first time she saw wild horses, it changed her life. The sight of these free spirits galloping across a mountain vista became an exchange of energy, unlike anything she had ever felt. Sandy became immersed in the world of wild horses, observing their close family bonds, beauty and free spirit. She also uncovered an ugly trut...
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Psychologist, mentor, educator, and speaker. With over 35 years of professional experience, Paul T. Haefner, Ph.D. focuses his energy these days serving the equestrian community. In 1998 he founded Riding Far, LLC to provide a broad range of sport and performance psychology services for riders. He is passionate about learning and integrating knowledge and skills from a wide range of perspectives, academic disciplines, and worlds of...

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Mena Canonico is the Founder of Liberty Lane Retreats, located just north of Toronto, Canada. Mena left a successful 16-year corporate career in 2006 to pursue her purpose and create more meaning in her life. Horses galloped back into her life in 2009, and while she instantly knew how powerful it would be to incorporate them into her business (then called DARE TO BE REAL Coaching & Consulting), she was terrified of them because of ...

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September 30, 2023 62 mins

Lidia Kuleshnyk is a Renaissance Woman and founder of AponaHealing.com, she brings together 30 years of passion, expertise, and wisdom in four pathways, for every stage of personal development, to help you live a Centered, Connected and Conscious™ Life.

Her Apona Healing Ranch offers Equine-Assisted Therapy and Equine Healing Retreats to help you return to wholeness through heart-centered, ...

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Dr. Giselle Faubel is a world-renowned psychologist with a passion for equine-assisted
therapy and coaching. After graduating from Harvard, she began her career as a
pediatric neuropsychologist and has since dedicated her life to applying the powerful
relationship between humans and horses in therapeutic and corporate settings. She is
the founder of Equulibrium, an organization that provides equine-supported therapy and
executive c...

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July 21, 2023 10 mins

This episode is a recording of the way I teach the body scan.  This technique is taught and utilized in many of my workshops AND with clients working with their horses.  The body scan is designed to help us attune to our sensing body, enabling us to better "hear" the messages we are receiving through our body.  The secret is to begin to dialogue and hear what's being communicated at a whisper, or the subtlest emotion, enhancing our...

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Kate Nicoll, LCSW, RPT, is the founder and CEO of Soul Friends, Inc: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of CT.  Kate grew up with a deep love and gratitude for her animal friends and how they helped her in times of childhood trauma. A graduate of Elms College and Smith College, Kate has worked in a variety of settings, including medical and psychiatric in-patient hospitals, private practices serving geriatric and adolescent clients, ...

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Leif is considered one of the foremost leading experts in the equine-assisted mental health (EAMH) and equine-assisted learning (EAL) industry. Leif has been involved with EAMH/EAL since its inception in the early 1990s – participating in a majority of the milestone moments, leading the industry towards a new level of insight and awareness, and chronicling its growth and development all along the way.

Leif’s first book (published i...

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David is a certified Experiential Learning with Horses Instructor. He graduated from the Eponaquest Program in Tucson, AZ in 2005 and has since completed his Somatic Experiencing Training – the body-based intervention discipline created by Dr. Peter Levine, author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice. He’s also a therapist in private practice and a Life Coach certified by Dr. Martha Beck.

Early on, David developed his clini...

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Lynn Thomas, LCSW, Co-founder/CEO of Arenas for Change (ARCH) and Co-founder/President of Horses for Mental Health Read more

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Linda Kohanov is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, riding instruc...

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June Gunter, Ed.D., is the Co-Founder and CEO of TeachingHorse, LLC. Established in 2004, TeachingHorse offers a unique approach to leadership development that is inspired by how horses lead their herds. Our mission is to bring horses and people together to discover more effective ways of leading that create healthy communities. TeachingHorse has worked with over 5,000 leaders from around the world to develop skills required for mo...

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January 6, 2023 1 min

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Nina Ekholm Fry is the Director of Equine Programs at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at University of Denver where her work encompasses therapeutic human-horse interactions and equine behavior and welfare. She is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Social Work and the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, and leads the post-master Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner Certificate program. For the pa...

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Ashley Danenhower is a person who has lived many lives, someone who has been motivated to try new situations, and is a resilient person. From living and working at Arcosanti, an Archology in Cordes Junction, Arizona; to apprenticing under Robert Ault the co-founder of the American Association of Art Therapy in Topeka, Kansas; to working for Homeland Security in different departments and states; to being...

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Regan Mays is a life-long horse girl, equine therapies specialist, and younger sister to a special needs sibling. She is based in Scottsdale AZ, and provides customized and holistic equine assisted activities. Her unique approach is a combination of her experiences and education in psychology, behavior therapy, yoga, equine assisted therapy, chiropractic bio-physics, and the performing arts.

Regan is certified through the Professio...

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Schelli Whitehouse is an author, coach, and design expert for extraordinary equine-inspired businesses. She has been a certified equine-assisted coach since 2008 and in 2017 turned her focus toward helping other equine-assisted coaches, therapists, facilitators, and trainers weave their personal genius, ambitions, and philosophy into a lifestyle business with horsepower! Schelli’s mission is to help equ...

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Kate Neligan is an Equine-Partnered Life/Business Coach who helps her clients with their intuition, emotional intelligence, and empowered leadership both virtually and in-person with horses. Kate left her VP of Marketing career at Lionsgate (and previously AFI) to pursue her calling for the transformation that is possible from the human-animal bond. Kate is passionate about helping women to thrive and i...

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