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Suzie Latchford - Heal With Horses Therapeutic Centre

997 Danforth Rd
Hillier
Ontario
K0K 2J0
Canada
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Suzanne Latchford-Kulker loves horses, nature and helping others, and these passions led her along with her husband Ron to establish their equine therapy centre Heal With Horses in 2009. The Heal With Horses Learning Center is on Danforth Road in Hillier and has 15 therapy horses. Suzanne is certified in Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) and Horse Boy Method 1.

As a trained Facilitator, Suzanne works with horses to help people suffering from any variety of conditions ranging from autism, clinical depression, PTSD, anxiety, physical and other mental illnesses, as well as those who want to experience “self discovery/ spiritual growth”. The horse is a colleague in this healing process. Suzanne’s 15 horses are special in that they are not kept in barns and stalls. They are free to roam the pasture year-round, which allows the horse to live with its natural instincts and awareness intact and fully developed.

In nature, horses are prey animals; in other words, they are the “hunted not the hunter”. Therefore, horses are very sensitive creatures and are very much in tune with their environment as a matter of survival. They truly exist in the moment. At the same time, Suzanne’s horses are accustomed to children and adults, and are very gentle and steady with humans. These facets of equine healing all come together in a therapeutic session with the horse interacting with the client using all of its heightened senses to “read” the client.

As human and horse go through various exercises together, under Suzanne’s skilled supervision, the horse is continually reflecting back to the human, with its body language and movement, what it is sensing.

In a short period of time, the client’s self-awareness is heightened, the inner turmoil is calmed and self-healing can then begin.* Various programs are available at Heal With Horses and are designed to help individuals and families, children or adults. Some programs do not involve riding while others do. However, riding experience is not necessary.

Critters

  • Horses
  • Minis
  • Donkeys
  • Dogs
  • Goats
  • Cats
  • Pigs
  • Ducks & Chickens
  • Rats, Bunnies & other small animals

Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Trails
  • Climbing Frame
  • Swings
  • Pond/Creek/Pool/Waterfront
  • Indoor Play Space
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Arena
  • Indoor Arena
  • Round Pen

Practitioner, Mentor or Tribe Acreditation

  • Horse Boy Method 1: Rider

Date first certified

June 25, 2013

Date last Continuous Education

July 2013

Suzie Latchford - Heal With Horses Therapeutic Centre

997 Danforth Rd Hillier, Ontario Canada K0K 2J0

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Suzie Latchford

Basic Method Practitioner
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  • Horse Boy Method 1: Rider

Ron Latchford

Practitioner Apprentice or trained Volunteer/Staff
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  • Horse Boy Method 1: NON RIDER