Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions, Answered

What do I need to wear, bring to the session?

Please wear closed, flat and protective shoes, wear comfortable clothing and weather protection as needed (such as hat, raincoat or sunscreen. Bring a bottle of drinking water.

Do I need to have experience with horses?

No previous horse experience necessary

Can I ride a horse?

Mounted experiences can be added to the sessions. The first session is usually a session where we all will get to know each other. To be able to do mounted experiences, the client has to be under 90 kg and be able get easily on and off the horse. I am not equipped to do horse riding with disability.

Do you offer riding lessons

No, I don't offer riding lessons. EAL focuses on relationship, personal growth and learning of life skills. In saying that, if you come for several sessions and we ad mounted experiences to the sessions, you can learn a basic understanding of horse riding.

Can I get refunds for NDIS

This is depending on your plan with the NDIS. Equi-Zen will issue an invoice and send it to you or your plan manager for a full refund if you are eligible. The NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay. Feel free to contact me to discuss your options.

How much does a session cost?

1 EAL session of 55 minutes costs $120. Price subject to change. If the session is for a child 10 or younger, I offer the option of a shorter 40 minute session, as an hour of concentrating can be challenging for young children. The cost of a shorter session is $90. 
For group sessions please contact me for a individual quote.

Why should I choose Equi-Zen?

I am a certified EAL Practitioner and Kaya had thorough training in Equine Assisted Learning with the Psychotherapy Institute, Victoria. This training is based on Gestalt Therapy and contains a mix of 'The Way Of The Horse', some eastern philosophies such as Mindfulness and of course the Wisdom and Intuition of the Horses, the Practitioner and the Client.

The experiences are relational and mainly take place on the ground with a team of horses and involve interactive activities, ranging from liberty experiences, grooming, to leading and obstacle courses all to promote positive learning outcomes for the client. Mounted experiences can be added.

Is Equine Assisted Learning for me?

EAL is open to anyone. If you are still not sure if EAL is for you or how it could benefit you? Why don't you contact me, so I can help you answer any further questions in person.