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Horse Sense for Life offer a wide range of programs to suit any individual, family or team's needs. 

At Horse Sense For Life, we offer Equine assisted well-being courses for our clients across Newport, Llanelli, Llanybydder, Reading and Mudchute London

L Selina Joynson

Founding director of Horse Sense for Life, comes from a large farming family in West Wales. Her father and grandfather were both well-known horsemen who used the horses for working the land. Selina enjoyed the outdoor life and spent most of her time busy on the farm with her pony Penny and sheepdog Juno. When in agricultural college she continued to keep her horses as a hobby. She then got married, had three children and together with her husband, settled on an upland farm, working and schooling horses as well as using them for shepherding on the hills. After a divorce, her life drastically changed and she went to London to study integrative counselling and equine therapy, specifically the Eagala model in 2009. Through some dark and painful times and her life changing career, Selina noticed that she was always uplifted and empowered by her father’s old horse Millie and her little dog Bubbles. Her horse herd grew and she now finds herself again with horses as her companions but with a deeper understanding of the great healing qualities that these animals have to offer humans.

What Selina has to say?

"Horses have helped me build a better relationship with myself and fill the void or emotional gap and through Horse Sense for Life, I have found my true passion. I love using this amazing work to help clients, by offering them the same privileges I had, whilst growing up with horses."

"I am committed to offering equine assisted well-being courses to people to help them grow and develop, as a first and natural intervention before being prescribed any medication for well-being issues. It is natural and easily accessible with no side effects and allows the person to be expert in their own life, guided by ethical and professional facilitators and the horses."

Testimonial of Selina's work

"I approached Selina at a time when I needed help with low self-esteem and anxiety issues, which had affected and ultimately ended a relationship with a partner. I initially sought out the GP, whom advised that it would be beneficial to speak with someone to discuss the way I was feeling. After discovering a waiting list of around 3-4 months with public services, I decided to look for someone that could hopefully resolve my issues a little sooner. After finding Selina locally in an online directory, I sent her an email and she responded answering all my questions and the session was promptly booked. Upon meeting Selina, I was instantly eased by her approachable manner, and she described the counselling process in a very clear and friendly way, once again answering any questions that I had. Throughout the counselling, I had my own circumstances to work around, and the following sessions were tailored to best fit my needs and limitations. The changes I experienced over the forthcoming weeks I could not have expected. Together we worked through the causes of my anxiety etc, and every week I felt one step closer to where I wanted to be. Fortunately for me I haven't needed to revisit Selina since those sessions, and I feel the issues that created the initial complaints are now long gone. However, should I find myself in a situation of emotional difficulty, and in need of sound advice, I would have absolutely no hesitation in contacting her once again. Reaching out for help was one of the best things I ever did, and I advise anyone in the same boat to do the same. After years of suppressing doubt and negativity (often without realising I was doing so), discussing these issues has left me feeling at home in my own skin, and ready to move forward with my life" - 31 year old male 
Based in Pembrokeshire, we serve clients across Carmarthenshire and Warwickshire. Get in touch with us now to find out more about our practitioners.
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07964 302 476 or 01239 821 578
for equine assisted well-being courses in Newport, Llanelli, Llanybydder, Reading and Mudchute London.

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