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Personal Growth
Personal and professional development facilitated by horses

 The revelatory power of horses

Horses can help you...

                                       develop better self-awareness


The revelatory power of horses... Observing a horse's behaviour while interacting with us can show us a great deal about ourselves. Generous, sensitive and demanding, horses can play a major role in helping us discover our full potential!

Equine-facilitated learning helps you to:

- develop your emotional and relational intelligence to be able to act calmly and naturally;

- achieve a state of harmony between body, emotions and mind;

- self-regulate and have a calming influence on others in stressful situations.

Equicoaching horse
Individual equicoaching sessions


Enhance your strengths and live life to the full!

I offer equine-facilitated coaching sessions. No equestrian knowledge is required. You will take part in various ground activities and interact with the horse on foot.

Striving for personal and professional change


You would like to:

  • ​develop and maintain healthy and authentic relationships with those around you;

  • better manage your emotions;

  • gain self-confidence;

  • assert yourself and set boundaries;

  • improve your personal leadership and creativity;

  • better reconcile your family, personal and professional life;

  • regain confidence in your search for a new job;

  • consider a new career path; improve your communication;

  • clarify your objectives and priorities;

  • see a project through;

  • overcome personal or professional challenges; take back control of your life!


Work towards a tangible result with immediate and long-lasting benefits.

I offer a safe environment in which you can interact with the horse in a bid to gain awareness of any – often subconscious - limiting behavior. The horse can help you to discover new creative solutions which you can then implement in your daily life.

A session lasts 1-1½ hours and you can book one or more sessions, depending on what you would like to achieve.

​By appointment only:

Couples or family sessions


Would you like enjoy some relaxing family time while strengthening the relationships between children and/or parents and children? Are there tensions or misunderstandings within the family? Do you have a child who feels lost or misunderstood, who withdraws or is jealous? Bond together during ground exercises in the form of games and challenges with the horses.

By interpreting the exchanges between participants and horses and given the revelatory power of horses' behavior, you can have fun and learn how to improve family relationships at the same time.

​Request an appointment:

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La Ferme de la Colline
Self-reflection, mindfulness and meditation sessions within the herd

These individual or collective self-reflection, mindfulness and meditation sessions within the herd offer you the opportunity to listen to one another and calm a restless mind.


By appointment or register for one of the following dates:


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.

In practice

Workshops and courses comprise theory and practical experiences with horses.
They are organized in half day, full day or several day-sessions and address various topics  (leadership, self-confidence, overwork, communication, family harmony, assertiveness, emotional management etc.).



Develop self-confidence and improve relationships with others, respect and communication.
How can I initiate contact? How can I maintain healthy and authentic relationships? How can I respect my personal space and that of others? How can I become more assertive?
Refocusing the body: sensory exploration, management of emotions, understanding non-verbal language. How can my body support me by listening to messages conveyed by my sensations and emotions.

How does it work?

The workshops consist of both theory and practical sessions with the horses: engage with the horse without constraints, lead it with or without a lead on a circuit, take part in team exercises with the horse as your partner...

At the end of the day, you will receive a debriefing to help you put your experience into practice in your daily life.

Exercises can be done individually or in groups. 
You do not need to ride the horse; everything is done on foot, on the ground. No prior knowledge of horses is required.


“Best-seller” workshops

Several workshops take place regularly. If you have missed one, sign up for the next one you are interested in (date to be agreed) and get 10% off!


Self-confidence and Leadership Workshop: two-day Eponaquest® introductory course

Emotional Agility Eponaquest® Workshop : how to get your emotions on your side

Full Potential : for innovative leadership Eponaquest® workshop: The 5 roles of the Master Herder

Self-confidence Eponaquest® workshop 


Connection Focused Therappy Eponaquest® workshop 

For scheduled workshops, please register on the agenda;

Personal development courses and workshops


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, sensitive 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:

To find out about the community of Eponaquest instructors in French-speaking Europe:



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