# 218 -- Equine Facilitated Wellness

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The evolution of human consciousness is expanding to recognize the horse as a sentient being. Research, education and demonstration has been growing in the USA and is now springing forth across Canada, with a number of facilitators and practitioners collaborating to develop guidelines to ensure saftey and benefit for both humans and their equine partners.

The National Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness offers membership and a process of Certification. In May 2014 the two day Explorations workshop was held at Willaway Farm near Almonte, south of Ottawa. Facilitated by Deborah Marshall of Generation Farms in Nanaimo, BC, 9 participants from a variety of backgrounds gathered to experience and learn, along with support of horse handlers who are in various stages of certification.

Today's podcast features the voices of some of those in attendance, during the second day of the workshop. ** Heads up to you, the listener: the background noise is initally minimal and grows in intensity as the other attendees enthusiastically engage in discussions! Oh that I could return to make the choice to step aside for each of the conversations. My sincere apologies for this compromise to digestion of the content. ** In the near future >>

The future is now! October 15, 2014. The transcript of this entire audio project is available, for those who would find that an easier way to enjoy the material. ** Please contact me at

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