Working with Fifi and the herd of horses has been a life changing experience, every session has been a time where I can gently look in to my inner and outer life and find clarity and truth. The process was profound and at the same time simple as I was given the space to heal and reflect in my own way.
Having experienced various “traditional” forms of therapy before, I had always been very curious about Equine Therapy.
I knew after a minute into the conversation with Fifi that I was meant to find Fifi and finally try this equine therapy id always wondered about.
I would have to say it was the most profound hour ive ever spent in a “session”.
Being out in the open, and beside the beautiful horses and the genuine, calming influence of Fifi i walk away from each session on a high. (apart from wishing i could stay there!)
There is something about the energy of the horses beside you while you are working through some at times, heavy “stuff” that feels very safe. Its like they are holding you with their hearts letting you know its going to be ok.
The best part for me is you can’t dodge anything, the horses show up what is going on for you exactly when its time to work through it.
A huge thank you to Fifi, i now love Monday’s!
“I am a child protection caseworker. I had to attend a very complex hearing in a matter in Sydney Children’s Court over a 3 day period. After giving evidence I was exhausted but still very “pumped” from the adrenalin, nerves and build up to the court case. Fifi and I had serendipitously agreed for a catch up session with her horses on the same day. I felt “fine’ but on reflection, I was holding a lot of pain, sadness and anger deep inside, not only about the court hearing but in relation to my role and self doubt. Fifi offered me the opportunity to have a grounding then liberty meet with Jess ad Texas. The tears flowed freely throughout the grounding. Texas snuffled my face with his soft muzzle before shoving my hands out of my pockets as is to say “hey, loosen up, I’m here” He explored my hands and clothing with his lips and teeth- ever so gently but firm enough for me to feel, something I had made every effort not to do!. In the meantime, Jess had wandered over and was standing behind me, quietly and unobtrusively. When I turned her , I felt an overwhelming sense of her wisdom and calmness. I was flooded with feelings, and again, the tears flowed. Throughout my session with Fifi, Jess and Texas, I felt supported and grounded. I left the property feeling a lot more settled then I arrived and with the wonderful resource of Jess’s connection with me, her palpable calmness and message of “getting back to gazing “ after experiencing such a stressful day. Texas reminded me be playful and laugh- especially with his endeavours to remove a peacock feather that had been stuck on the fence. Thank you Fifi, Jess and Texas, at the time I had not realised just how much I needed that session, and how it came at the right moment in my week. “
Working with Fifi & the horses over the past 2 months has changed my life immensely. From the moment i met them they respected my boundaries, pain & needs in the most non judgmental & respectful way.
I use to fill my emptiness with addictions that are no longer present since applying myself to the therapy Fifi & the horses offer. They have helped guide me into being able to accept, love & feel connected with who i am.
The horses (Majestic Swan, Jess, BJ, Pasquale) have individually supported me in there own unique way. It’s incredible how intuitive they are & affectionate (once i let my guard down)
The more aware i became with in myself the easier it was to allow the horses to not only support me by their body language but also from their touch. Eventually i could hug Jess, allow her nose to be resting gently on my cheek, her head to rub my back.. it’s just a phenomenal experince.
Fifi did not leave my side through out the encounters but also gave me the space i needed to be able to connect. I felt completely safe with every encounter knowing Fifi was there to support & guide me with her wisdom. There are not enough words to describe how amazing & life changing this is.
My utmost respect & gratitude to you Fifi.. Thank you!
I recently had the opportunity to be involved with what to me was a new therapeutic method called Equine Assisted Learning . I happened to stumbled over this therapy after hours of googling and googling (as parents do) after our 6 year old son, had been diagnosed with quite a few issues and was at the time suffering from several stress related disorders including anxiety, OCD (confessional), emotional concerns and he was also being bullied which at the time he couldn’t identify. The ‘professionals’ had recommended we medicate him, something that my husband and I didn’t want to do at this time.
At first my husband and I were very skeptical, but after a little bit of research we decided to give it a try, our thoughts were if it helps great, if not at least we tried, right?
So off we went to meet Fifi. Upon arriving that day, I noticed how peaceful the setting was. I saw two horses in a fence area of the barn and after meeting Fifi I knew we could work together, Fifi was warm, caring, understanding and my son was so at ease he didn’t want to leave.
Over the coming weeks and months my son and the horses got to know each other and worked together amazingly, when we 1st started my son was a nervous, anxious and emotional little person, who I can report today is a totally different child, he has lots of friends now, enjoys school, is calm, less sensitive, thinks he is a comedian and has the attitude that he can do anything he applies himself too, he is a new person, all without medication!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Fifi to you and your families, it may not be for you, but just what if it is and what if it works, like it did for my family?