Discovery With Horses

Our mission is to inspire healing and self-discovery through partnership and relationship with the majestic horse.

We offer a harmonious blending of experiential equine and nature based activities for achieving personal growth and self-awareness. Through individual sessions, workshops and retreats, our holistic methods will help you find clarity in your life with an empowered sense of confidence, joy and purpose.

 

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Imagine letting go of old patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you and reconnecting to your most powerful and joyful self. Horses are insightful guides through the unexplored territory of healing the past, imagining a new future, and gaining clarity about our purpose.

 

Why Horses?

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. 

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

Our Facilitators 

Laura Forest LCSW, a seasoned psychotherapist and Victoria Willams, a professional horse trainer and instructor, have combined their talents and over 20 years of friendship to partner up and create exceptional equine facilitated workshops.​ We offer a variety of unique personal growth workshops and wellness retreats guided by magnificent horses and expert human facilitators.

 

We’ve created a unique learning environment that guides you along a journey of transformation and personal growth. Using equine guided learning exercises, traditional therapeutic approaches, sacred ritual, expressive arts, music and nature-based practices, we are able to help you maneuver through the challenges that may be blocking your path towards living the life you want.

Laura Forest
Clinical Social Work & Psychotherapy (LCSW)

 Laura has trained throughout the country with the top pioneers in the field of equine experiential learning and  is recognized by the professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship as an Equine Specialist.     

 

Combining decades of experience as a licensed psychotherapist and trained Equine mental health specialist, Laura creates a safe, compassionate and sacred environment for unbridled discovery, deeper connection to self and others and spiritual renewal and replenishment.      

 

Laura’s professional affiliations include:

  • Academy of Accredited Social Workers

  • EMDR International Association

  • Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association

  • Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship

  • Equine Guided Education Association

  • PATH specialist for equine facilitated mental health and education

Victoria Williams
Professional Horse Trainer & Instructor

 

Victoria Williams has been training horses and providing horsemanship lessons, professionally in Central Oregon for over 20 years. Her profound connection with horses has been present since before she could walk and her passion for working with them has been a guiding force throughout her life.

 

Her desire to create more holistic programs centered around her deep respect for horses which led her to develop a unique and highly innovative program called Dynamic Horsemanship, a fusion of classical and compassionate horsemanship principals, somatic experiencing and spiritual awareness. Horsemanship for the mind, body and soul. 

“Herd” it Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

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Forest farm

19595 Tumalo reservoir rd.

Bend, Oregon 97703

Laura: 541-815-2017
Victoria:  541-280-2782

OUR ADDRESS

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday

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