Discovery With Horses


​​Discovery with Horses offers Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programs in Bend, Oregon. We believe in a harmonious blending of unique methods for achieving personal healing and growth through workshops and retreats. Our holistic methods bring horses into the transformational process for an unforgettable experience!


Imagine letting go of old patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you and reconnecting to your most powerful and joyful self.

Why Horses?

Check your skeptic at the door and open your heart to the possibilities of renewal through horses. There are some experiences well worth getting off the proverbial therapeutic couch that will change your view of the world in the best way imaginable."  - Rebecca Walker-Sands PhD., Professor of Psychology

Holistic Approaches to Personal Growth Workshops & Retreats

Horses are insightful guides through the unexplored territory of healing the past, imagining a new future and gaining clarity about our purpose. Laura Forest, licensed clinical therapist, and professional horse trainer Victoria Petersen will facilitate your equine experiential learning and personal growth workshops, assisted by our equine guides.

Laura Forest Counseling Services

The dance between horse & human inspires the unfolding of possibility.​

  • Horses touch our spirits with beauty, freedom, power and grace. Being in their majestic presence creates healing opportunities.
  • Horses are perfect mirrors, reflecting back everything we put out into the world.
  • Horses are adept at reading our behaviors & easily pick up dissonance between our emotions and actions.
  • Horses don’t lie & have no pretenses. They don’t care what we look like or what we represent in our culture.
  • Horses invite authenticity, beckon heart connection & lift souls to new awareness. 

Ready to rediscover your passion & purpose?


Check out our upcoming workshops!​​

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"  - Mary Oliver