Equine’s Reflection’s Tailored Programs
You are custom made and one of a kind, so are our programs. We have many ways for you to join us on this incredible journey of healing and self-discovery. We offer group weekly connections, 1 or 2-day workshops, retreats, and private sessions. Give us a call and we can explore all the creative experiences that we offer.
3 Types of Sessions
Go over our proposed formats and choose which one best accommodate your schedule and needs, then call us for details and to book your session.
Individual CoachingThese sessions are for working on personal issues or goals. One on one with Chantel partnering with a horse to provide you with insights on your life and choices.
Group CoachingThese group sessions are a great way to work through your life’s experiences with the support of others, many benefits for you as an individual and the group as a whole.
Work on your life’s journey with a group
When was the last time you really allowed the receiving of support? On your journey of self discovery, feel the support of four legged and two legged friends. Embrace your differences and learn to let go of judgement of yourself and others. Feel the connection to others; but more importantly the connection to yourself.
Phone CoachingA simple phone call away! These phone sessions work their magic, because In order to make a true and lasting change in body or mind, constant support is necessary.
Work with Your Schedule on Your Time
Phone coaching from the comfort of your home is a powerful way to move through life’s challenges. This is one of the most cost effective ways to create lasting results. Phone coaching can be done in combination with equine programs or on its own. Chantel is here to support you in living the life you deserve… To become a healthy, more vibrant, and a confident you.
Equine Reflection’s Programs
At Equine Reflection we are committed to creating experiences that are built just for you, and those you care about.
1. Program designed specifically for Women
What if I told you could come out and drop your deepest pain on the arena floor and walk away without it? That is what happens while out with the horses. You leave the pain of your past in the dirt. So if you are looking to let go of all the limiting beliefs, the old unsupportive stories, and are ready claim your truest – most pure form of self, then you’ve come to the right place. The horses and I are here, we are ready. Join us on walking the path of truth, love, and authenticity. Questions: Give us a call, we are here to help and support you.
“There is nothing more freeing than dropping all falsehoods, and claiming the YOU, you were born to be.” – Chantel Schmidt
2. Program designed specifically for Teens/Tweens
Let’s face it youth have been taught to be well… less than honest with how they feel. In their interaction with a horse, teens, or tweens, discover how much they have stuffed their personal truth, to fit in, to please authority figures, and to comply with being “normal”. Horses want nothing to do with someone who isn’t standing in their personal power. While working with horses youth discover they just need to be themselves. What an amazing gift at a young age!
Young people today are growing up in an overstimulated environment, this causes, anxiety, depression and a lack of true connection. Horses provide the space for teens to disconnect from the world of web and reconnect with themselves, and others in a more profound way. Being with a horse brings the individual back to grounding, to nature, and to what is real. Equine assisted programs build youth up and give them authentic confidence. Questions: Give us a call, we are here to help and support you.
“Authentic confidence is not given to us by the outside world, it comes from a deep inner knowing of self.” – Chantel Schmidt
3. Program designed specifically for finding Weight & Well-Being help
Are you ready to ditch the inevitable disappointment of dead end dieting? Join me on an enlightening and intuitive journey into The Weightless Mind. Our Body Bliss Program consists of 4 weeks to a lighter, brighter, healthier, happier YOU! It will help you discover your “body beautiful” that blossoms from within! With our package, you will receive 4 weekly, individual Body Bliss Mindset Sessions customized to your specific needs PLUS FOUR 15 minute interim encouragement Bonus Breakthrough Calls. In these empowering, personalized sessions, we will work together to positively:
- Identify and eliminate your roadblocks to weight loss
- Overcome any unhealthy eating patterns
- Discover a new way to be with food
- Learn to move your body with ease and joy
- Uncover your “WHY”, the key to keeping you motivated
- Ultimately achieve natural and permanent weight release
Questions: Give us a call, we are here to help and support you.
“If you want something different, you have to do something different.” – Chantel Schmidt
We answer your questions
What does a session look like? What to bring, what to wear, how to book your session? Here are some answers or call us!
Horses are a big animals, and it’s normal to feel intimidated around them. In workshops or sessions we meet you were you are. You can be on the other side of the fence from the horse and still get their horsey advice. Many people have come out in complete fear and left in awe of the gentle loving nature of horses, others go from not wanting to be near them to not wanting to leave them. Be prepared for a profound shift to take place when you come out. Horses offer a huge heart felt space for us to let go of all our self- imposed limitations. Fear is one of the many things we are able to help our clients work through.
The horses help by showing humans:
- It’s ok to be afraid don’t deny it.
- The opposite of fear is love, and trust.
- How do you respond to fear? Fight, flight, or freeze.
- How to move through fear and find personal freedom.
We welcome the challenge of working through your fears.
It seems automatic to put the two things together, horses and riding. This is not about riding the horse.
The horse is part of your time with them. You learn from the horse, allow the horse to show you in a complete non-judgemental way, what his or her take is on what is really going on. We as humans tend to live far too much in our heads. This makes it difficult to look within and find the answers to our most difficult questions. Horses help us get out of heads and into our hearts, our bodies, and into the present moment.
Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting horsehair on. Dress in layers, and wear close-toed shoes. Bring a coffee mug or water bottle. Bring a journal or notebook to write in if you chose to.
No, we are all different, and unique and so is each session with a horse. I don’t ride the horse or work on the horse. Neither do you. The horse actually partners with me in the truest sense, choosing to do the work, to give you its valuable insights and guidance. Not all of them are interested in doing this work. But the ones that are, they are just amazing, even tuning into your energy before you arrive at the session. They instinctually know which horse will be the best for each client, and that “horsey” volunteer often waiting for me when I go to prepare. Whereas we are taxed with our typical human conditioning, lack of confidence, our laundry list of “what ifs”, a horse shows up purely in the moment and is thus able to magnify and reflect where these limitations exist within US.
Here’s a perfect example of how a horse can change your perspective.
A client came to me because a recent event had left her feeling overly responsible for everyone in her life, her clients, family, and friends. I had her visualise and walk with her responsibility along with Mr. Snapple who asked for the job. Initially Snapple started walking with her, but, immediately, he used his body to gently block her in between himself and the perimeter of the pen. This happened on and off for a while until finally, after sitting in silence with the horse, she then started walking again, and all of sudden Snapple moved to the outside of the pen and she was allowed to move freely. She got half way around the pen and Snapple switched sides and, again, blocked her movement. I asked her what the difference was. She said she decided that she could let go of the responsibility and he let her free. Then she reconsidered. “Who am I kidding? I’m not going to let it go.” That’s when he switched and blocked her again. Mr. Snapple showed her that being responsible for everyone else was preventing her from moving forward in life, and if she was willing to let that go she would be free to explore the round pen, her life.
The best way to book your session is to call us (780) 293-4866. That way we can find a time that works for both of us. You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Private sessions are an hour and a half in length. Upon scheduling a time payment will be required. This can be done through e-transfer, credit card, or Pay Pal.
Private sessions take an hour and a half, to be safe, plan for two hours out with Chantel and the horses. We spend time getting to know each other, then it’s time to be with a special horse partner.
Horses do show emotions. They show them through body language. When a horse is sad which is not very often, they will hang their head and withdraw. The only time I have seen horses sad is when they lose a member of the herd. When a horse is happy they will have fun running, bucking, and playing. When they are scared the will run, hold their head high, or sometimes clamp their tail (this mean tuck it in tight).
Horses do read humans emotions and can reflect them back to the person. This is what makes them such valuable partners in helping people. the show us what’s going on inside.
Yes, generally after spending some time around horses, you will automatically feel:
- Less tension, and more tranquility,
- less conflicted, and more congruent,
- Less scattered, and more peaceful,
- You will feel more joy, connection, and confidence than before your time with them.
No riding is necessary to achieve any of the above.
“…he seemed to know how I was hurting and came to me and lowered his head into my arms. I cannot explain the joy I felt when this happened. … Diesel allowed me to literately hang on him and it seemed as though a great deal of my pain left my body and passed threw his.”