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Return to nature and interact with horses to help rediscover your authenticity
A relaxing environment

Located in Famenne, a stone's throw away from Durbuy, you will find the Ferme de la Colline nestled in green surroundings and overlooking the beautiful Ourthe Valley. Here you can enjoy peace and relaxation in  contact with nature and horses.

Juliette Collinet Ferme de la Colline

Juliette Collinet

Certified Equicoach

Advanced Eponaquest® Instructo


Durbuy - Belgium


​The "revelatory power" of horses...

​The way a horse behaves while interacting with us shows us our true selves and can help us discover our subconscious attitudes, positions, beliefs and behaviour.

​Horses can help us explore our usual approaches and reconnect with underestimated resources and talents thereby enabling us to make certain changes and discover new ways of being and doing.


They can show us how to become more assertive, boost self-confidence, enhance emotional agility and take back control of our life.

Do you sometimes feel that you are being consumed by everyday tasks and function merely on autopilot?

If so, some time away in nature can work wonders. It will allow you to take a step back, recharge your batteries and reconnect with your full potential by drawing on the wisdom and revelatory power of horses.

About me

Horses have been a part of my life since my childhood. Being around horses not only enabled me to gain valuable equestrian experience but, above all, made me realize what a positive impact they had on my confidence and well-being.  For me, equestrian technique has always been secondary to the relationship with the horse and the benefits that can be gained from it.


After living in the city for 15 years for work, I realized just how much I missed the relationship with horses and nature and to what extent it was part of my core needs.

During this period in Brussels where I was working as a lawyer and family mediator, I developed a keen interest in human relationships and the underlying psychological issues, which are particularly exacerbated in conflict situations. I gathered experience in listening skills, empathy, managing emotions and amicable conflict resolution.

Meeting my Icelandic horse, Bakkus, who arrived by plane from Iceland in 2011, scared and with quite a character, was the first catalyst for my change of direction. He pushed me to question myself and relearn everything with him by abandoning my usual way of working and slowly establishing a trust-based relationship with him. 'Thanks' to the difficulties I experienced with him, I turned to natural horsemanship and the Parelli method. I then also trained in ethology.

As part of my family mediation activity, I began training in systemic institutional and family therapies and interventions. This training, which was very introspective, led me to question my professional orientation. It was during this time that I read Linda Kohanov’s book “The Tao of the Horse” which was the second reason for my new life choice in 2015.


After Bakkus, other horses entered my life and the beneficial contact I had with them made me realize how much our relationships changed me and I decided to leave the legal field to combine my passion for horses and psychology.


I then started two equicoaching training courses, one after the other. The first taught me a lot about relationships with horses, the second allowed me to develop people-centric coaching tools.

I also participated in training about listening to the living world (animals, humans, trees), in particular to be able to 'listen' to my horses.

After reading with passion Linda Kohanov's various books and although I had taken the decision to stop training for a while, I could not resist immediately embarking on the Eponaquest® adventure and I am happy to have become an Eponaquest® Advanced Instructor.

​After having experienced equine-facilitated personal development and the associated benefits first-hand, I founded the Ferme de la Colline in 2016; a 'transformative' place where the relationship between humans and horses is at the fore and which also enables total immersion in nature.


My goal is to create a bridge between humans and horses. Horses so generously support humans in their development; they allow them to reconnect with nature, rediscover their inner aspirations, achieve harmony between body, heart and mind and build more harmonious, constructive and nourishing relationships.

Learn from nature and animals with respect, listen, feel and live life to the full!





  • Lawyer at the Brussels Bar 1999-2013

  • Civil and Family mediator 2005-2013

  • Founder of La Ferme de la Colline 2016 - present

  • Advanced Eponaquest® Instructor



  • Training in civil and commercial mediation, Brussels Business Mediation Center (Brussels Belgium) 2004

  • Training in family mediation, Bar of Liège (Belgium) 2006

  • Training in collaborative law, Brussels Bar (Belgium) 2008

  • Training in systemic institutional and family interventions and therapies, Forestière Asbl (Brussels) 2012-2016

  • Natural horsemanship training by various instructors (Belgium) 2012-2017

  • University Degree in Ethology of wild animals, livestock and pets, University of Rennes (France) 2014-2016

  • Equicoaching training, Chevalliance (Ittres) 2016

  • Equine relationship course with Elsa Sinclair, Chevalliance (Ittres) 2017

  • Equicoaching training Horsese (Bourdon) 2017-2018

  • Eponaquest training®

DP " personal development", POH "Power of the herd", MH "Master Herder", SC "Sentient Communication"

Eponaquest® AP35 learning program, Linda Kohanov, (France and US Amado, AZ) 2019-2021,

Small Group Leader of the Eponaquest AP38 Apprenticeship Program, Cecile Gilbert Kanawo, Claire Labaye (France 2022)

CFT “Connection Focused Therapy® (US Amado, AZ 2022)

  • Training in 'listening to the heart' and 'Animal Communicator (le Passeur)' by Françoise Danthine (Genval) 2017-present


Because experience is richer when shared, I organize workshops and training sessions together with professionals from a wide variety of different backgrounds who each have different skills and expertise to offer.​


Why horses?

​Horses are herbivorous, non-predatory herd animals which live in the here and now and are fully aware in their environment. To ensure their survival, they have developed a highly acute perception sensitivity to even the most subtle changes around them. Physical signs such as the blood pressure and breathing rate of approaching predators are valuable indicators to help them determine whether they should flee a potential danger or not; is the wolf in hunting mode or is it simply passing by after having had its fill?


This ability to anticipate events and horses' acute perception are powerful tools which can be used during fun interactive exercises. When we approach a horse, it immediately perceives our level of energy, our emotional state and how we are feeling. For example, it can detect whether we are stressed or relaxed, preoccupied or receptive. When a horse reacts to us, we become aware of our own state of mind. If, for example, I ask a horse to walk around me while I'm distracted or hesitant, the horse will not obey. If, on the other hand, I am present in the moment and determined, it will respond precisely to my request.​


By learning to set and enforce clear boundaries and by behaving fairly, effectively and respectfully towards the horse, we can learn to be more precise, act with greater finesse, better adapt and adjust, stimulate our creativity and reconnect with our inner 'power'.


Equine-facilitated support is primarily intended to help find and develop self-presence, consistency, authenticity and assertiveness in order to improve your skills and develop trust and leadership in your daily and professional life.


My approach


My approach is essentially based on the Eponaquest® approach, combined with principles of equine ethology, animal communication and systemic psychology. Sometimes I also draw on other equicoaching methods.

Linda Kohanov's Eponaquest® approach

Founded in 1997 by the American Linda Kohanov, Epona Equestrian Services® has received attention far beyond the United States through its innovation in horse training and care. Following her observations and research and based on her personal experience of how contact with horses can support emotional and social development, Linda Kohanov formalized different equine-facilitated tools and experiential exercises to teach skills such as non-predatory leadership, assertiveness, enhanced autonomy, recognition of personal space, setting of boundaries, mutual respect, modulation of energy, intuition, emotional agility, creativity, group innovation and  crisis management.


​People from all walks of life, from private individuals to managers, therapists, teachers, artists, former military personnel, equestrian amateurs and professionals come from all corners of the globe to take part in Linda Kohanov's  workshops.

Trainer, speaker and best-selling author, Linda Kohanov has published various works:

"The Tao of Equus" opens up a new way of looking at the relationship with horses and how it can help us work towards self-authenticity. (original English edition 2001)


"Riding Between the Worlds" dives deeper into the transformative power of horses on humans' psychological, emotional and spiritual behavior  (original English edition 2003)


"Way of the Horse" is a book-and-card set of 40 cards on human and equine archetypes. It was developed together with painter and writer, Kim McElroy. (original English edition 2007)


"The Power of the Herd" sets out how the social and non-predatory character of horses can serve as an example for us to create harmonious and effective exchanges by working together. Linda Kohanov profiles some people whose charisma meant they left their mark on history. She lays out twelve guiding principles which we can implement to achieve "optimal collective efficiency, innovative spirit, increased endurance, and true personal and professional satisfaction". (original English edition 2013)


"The Five Roles of a Master Herder" lays out a powerful and sustainable leadership model based on a non-predatory philosophy allowing us to enhance our abilities to influence others in a responsible, respectful and effective manner by developing and combining five roles: Dominant, Leader, Nurturer/Companion, Sentinel, and Predator". (original edition 2016)

Linda Kohanov is a great explorer of what she calls “advanced people skills.” She offers workshops and training courses for individuals and companies. Since 2002, together with her team, she has trained and certified over 200 Eponaquest instructors® around the world; I am proud to count myself among them.


To find out more:

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