Many types of challenges and questions can be addressed in our private sessions. Our Lead Horse Experiences Facilitator, Emily May, holds her Master's degree in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and a FEEL® (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning) certification, allowing her to tailor private sessions to each individual's needs.

We offer private session versions for all of types of group workshops we have designed, but can custom tailor a program just for you if you prefer! We also offer gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone or via email for any of our session models, group or private; give the gift of Horse Wisdom to a friend or loved one!

We have two models for our private sessions:

One-Day Intensive:

  • Spend an entire day learning from the horses and fast tracking your own path to self discovery and harnessing your ultimate potential, lunch provided!

  • Great for people travelling to the island who may only have one day available to spend with us

  • Not for the faint of heart, this tends to be a rather intense day for most clients, but can produce an incredible amount of change for only a single day of attendance

Two-Hour Private Sessions:

  • Flexible schedules to accommodate the other demands in your life

  • Each session takes no more than two hours

  • We recommend four-session packages, and offer a discount when all four sessions are booked together

  • To receive the discount, four-session packages must be booked by phone or email

Are you interested in what we have to offer, but do not feel drawn to any of the focuses described below? Contact us to set up a 45 minute consultation with Emily for $120. This is also a great option to just get your toes wet if you aren't ready to jump in with both feet to book a full length session/package!

This price includes the assessment and the design of a custom made four-session model or a one-day intensive model that would best meet your needs. You will also be provided with with basic coping strategies to use in daily life while you await your sessions, and a tour of the facility to introduce you to our healing herd.

To Book:


Phone: 250-208-4874

Special Focus Workshops

+ Winter 2019 - Wake Up to Winter

The days are short and the nights are long... we all need a little help finding the beauty of the winter season sometimes. This workshop uses a selection of FEEL® activities that are a little more on the physical side to get us moving and get our blood pumping. Horses teach us that there are aspects of each season to enjoy or endure. Learn from their happy acceptance of whatever weather might be coming their way while getting up and moving yourself!

But of course, we all need a little cozy time too. Enjoy curling up under a freshly warmed blanket with a hot beverage of your choice as we take indoor breaks and reflect on the teachings of the activities and the incredible ability of the horses to stay so much warmer than we do, as we honour the importance and hidden blessing of a little “cave time” intermingled with heart-warming horse activities.

Book a One-Day Intensive
Book a Two-Hour Session

+ Positive Psychological Discovery

“Positive Psychology” refers to self improvement when no particular area of interest is seen as needing a “fix”. Essentially this is a rigorous practice of self improvement based on techniques studied and refined through decades of research. It is our philosophy that one always has room for self improvement and that when we think we have reached our best potential it is often the horses that are most eloquent at gently suggesting and helping us with our next area of self discovery and achievement.

Book a One-Day Intensive
Book a Two-Hour Session

+ A Mindful Way Through Depression

Perhaps contrary to what one might expect, living in a world with an incredible amount of choice and opportunity can pose great challenges. Humans evolved in a world with very little choice, and depression was actually an adaptive way to lower energy and motivation to go outside the cave, keeping us warm and safe through winter. Now however, when mild hibernation is not expected of us, depressed energy is accompanied by a wealth of emotions relating to lost interest in getting up and going, most of which are not very welcome in our daily experience of life.

Research now indicates that “Mindfulness” is the answer to climbing out of the depressive cave we find ourselves in all too often. But what is Mindfulness, and how do we achieve it? Come for an introduction to mindfulness, what it is, and how the horses can teach you to live mindfully day to day so you can get your best self back and enjoy life outside of “the cave” once more.

Book a One-Day Intensive
Book a Two-Hour Session

+ A Mindful Way Through Anxiety

Our society demands more of us than ever before. And although anxiety developed as an adaptive motivation technique in our complex world anxiety has gone beyond its helpful place. Anxiety? Helpful? Yes! Anxiety gets us out of bed and up doing the things we need to do! It absolutely has its place. However, too much anxiety can have the opposite effect, and can overwhelm us to the point that our optimal functioning is hampered.

The calm gentle way of the horses, coupled with their genuine understanding of anxiety as prey animals helps humans through our program to better understand and master anxiety in a mindful way. As horses have proven to be expert teachers of mindfulness when they are provided with the right teaching environment and tools our facilitators will explain what mindfulness is and how to use it, and our horses will show you how, and offer you opportunities to practice your newfound mindfulness skills.

Book a One-Day Intensive
Book a Two-Hour Session

+ Overcoming Post Traumatic Stress

In a world where we are often told that emotions are a sign of weakness, trauma can be a difficult thing to discuss, much less seek treatment for. The horses offer a quiet gentle comfort and a safe space to allow wounds to heal. From mild fender benders to the greatest challenges we can imagine, we offer the opportunity to rework the neural networks maintaining the memories of trauma in a way that allows the experience to be remembered without reliving the tough feelings associated with the incident every time it comes up in thought.

Imagine being able to tell the story of your trauma without your heart beating harder or faster, without fear, anger, or regret. The horses help you find the way to be able to remember the experience that is plaguing your thoughts in a peaceful, calm, healthy way; your trauma need not be blocked out, rather your brain needs to learn to be able to have the memory surface without the uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating emotions associated with the trauma reappearing as well.

Please Note: We are happy to work with a mental health professional you have already, or to assign you to work in a team with horses and our on staff counselling psychologist if you feel this would benefit you, or you can work only with the wisest members of our care team; the horses.

Book a One-Day Intensive
Book a Two-Hour Session

+ Building Blocks for Successful Relationships

Whether it is your partner, parents, children, siblings, boss, employees, or that person that parks in your spot, everyone has relationships that present challenges at times. This focus will help you discover the tendencies and patterns that exist in the way you relate to others. You will learn to question which patterns are helpful to you when, and which must be used only sparingly to reach the quality of relationships you want with those around you. Through the horses ability to be both gentle and assertive this workshop provides insight into your current relationships and practice in relating to others in a way that takes good care of everyone involved, but most importantly YOU! Would you like to bring your partner? For a limited time, we can turn this private session into a session for you and your partner for no extra fee! This offer is available for a limited time only, book now to ensure you get in before this promotion runs out!

Book a One-Day Intensive
Book a Two-Hour Session

+ Upcoming Seasonal Specials

Spring 2019 - Spring has Sprung

What better time to honour new life and new parents than spring? Being a new parent can be exhausting, so we want to offer you a little rejuvenation time! We know you are busy, so we have kept this one short - just a half day from 12 - 3 with an option to stay for a 30-minute forest walk through the herd after the session.

Speak any bottled up frustrations or fears to the horses and be amazed by their ability to listen and respond with the language available to them. Human babies and horses can both amaze us with their ability to communicate non-verbally, and the horses are always eager to provide new parents with support and insight on this incredible journey we call parenthood! Witness the incredible gentleness with which our horses will say hello to your smallest if you are comfortable bringing them close - little ones are welcome, on site child care is provided. Any wee ones capable of moving on their own we ask to be left with a sitter, or with our onsite caregiver as we find parents will be stuck chasing their children as the irresistible urge to go pet the horses tends to overcome a small child’s sense of well, anything!

Enjoy lunch made by us, and activities that focus on helping you relax and take care of yourself at a time when taking care of your little one is the norm.

Book a One-Day Intensive
Book a Two-Hour Session

Summer 2019 - Pet Loss Bereavement

No matter how inevitable saying good bye to our furry friends may be, it is never easy. What can make it extra challenging is that there is not a great deal of support for humans going through the loss of a “best friend”. Here at Horse Wisdom Farm we understand how devastating the loss of a pet can be, and recognize that the opportunity to grieve and even tell favourite stories about pets lost can be an important part of your healing journey.

Horses have a deep understanding of grief. They mourn the loss of a herd member and honour their passing, yet always find the strength to go on. We invite you to join us in honouring the loss of your pet with like minded souls and seek comfort from the connection and understanding the horses will offer you.

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Book a Two-Hour Session

Fall 2019 - Honouring Life Changes Workshop

Autumn represents a time of change and transformation. Although change can be a challenge, it can also be an opportunity to better understand yourself and how you fit into the world around you. This Life Changes Workshop honours the change of the seasons and the changes in our lives by seeking to find the positive insights and silver linings any life change may bring about.

If you are going through a life change that is frightening, exciting, or both, come celebrate and explore change and its lessons on the farm, and witness the Victoria Carriage Tours horses go through their own seasonal change and begin their holiday time with over thirty horses relaxing in their off time at once!

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Book a Two Hour Session

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