The Horse Leads the Way- Honoring the True Role of the Horse in Equine Facilitated Practice
Angela Dunning

9781911175483 The Horse Leads the Way undertakes a timely review of the rapidly growing profession of Equine Facilitated Practice. Part handbook, part personal story, the author blends embodied, grounded techniques and compassionate insights to gently guide this method back to its greatest teachers: the horses themselves.

A graduate of Eponaquest® Worldwide and LEAP, she established her Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) practice, Equine Reflections, in 2007.
Published:January 2017
Paperback:240 pages
Price:£10.00
ISBN:9-781911-175483


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Angela is a sensitive, intuitive horsewoman. She is also a healer, teacher, writer, community worker and consummate holder of sacred space. She delivers private sessions, talks, workshops, taster sessions, supervision, mentoring and training. She specializes in supporting women through navigating their own personal growth, reconnecting to their bodies, and reclaiming their true essence. Angela lives in Herefordshire, England and delivers her work in the UK and abroad by invitation. Her main website and Blog is www.equinereflections.co.uk
Reader Reviews...

Juli Lynch, Ph.D. Author of The Personality Archetypes of Horsemanship and The Seven Aspects of Human and Horse Transformation and founder of Epala, an equine facilitated coaching and counseling program.
“I LOVE this book. The Horse Leads the Way is a deeply significant and important book that finally outlines clearly the need to honor the horse as the lead facilitator in equine facilitated work. It challenges paradigms that have placed the horse in the role of an object to be acted upon by human facilitators and clients in this growing field, and puts forth a compelling and beautifully written perspective that sees the horse as a sentient being, who is capable beyond a doubt to enter into an inter-species relationship of equality with humans. This book asks those of us working in the field to look deeply within ourselves first and foremost, to seek our own transformation so that we can stand alongside our clients as interpreters and guides – as witnesses to profound processes that horses can and will offer when allowed and honored for who they truly are. This book will be required reading in all my equine facilitated training programs.”

Mike Delaney, Director of LEAP
“I believe that Angela’s book is a true testament to her beliefs that we must treat our equine friends with the love and respect that they deserve and as equal partners and not simply as a ‘useful tool’. You will feel Angela’s empathy and passion on every page. It is an extremely thought provoking and at times challenging read as it asks questions that, as professionals, we should be asking ourselves in order to build the most authentic and compassionate relationship with our horses. This book poses strong questions about how we treat our equine partners and if we value enough their staggering contribution. Do we appreciate this? Do we value them enough? Do we treat them as equal partners or ‘tools’ to be picked up and discarded as required? I believe that Angela’s insights are powerful and are a breath of fresh air in today’s equine assisted world. Some may even find it a difficult read as it really questions what we do, but I would urge everyone to read it and take from it what you need to improve your professional practice and the lives of your horses; ultimately creating a more valuable and positive experience for our clients.”

Amazon Review
This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to include horses in any kind of interventions intended to benefit humans, whether for therapy, personal development or learning. Angela's perspective comes from a deep lifelong connection with horses and her practical and encouraging approach leaves us with no excuse for not questioning and reflecting on our own practice - valuing the horses as central to this work. I would highly recommend this book for those who are new to equine facilitated work and for those who have been doing it for many years. There is always more to learn.

Amazon Review
Employing an engaging mixture of practical advice and personal stories, this book covers wide ranging areas in this developing field of work. The author deals with complex topics sensitively, clearly and with a passion which always keeps the reader interested