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HEART Retreat EAL is a safe place where you can connect with our amazing herd of rescue horses. Our horses and our team are here to support you on your wellness journey.

The horses have found a soft place to land and so have you.

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(Horses On Line Leading Youth)

Youth Equine Assisted Learning program, Helping youth face challenges that they face today...

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Horses have four feet on the ground 24/7. They have a slower heart rate and a slower respiratory rate. They are hyper-vigilant all the time but they know how to *go back to grazing* (Linda Kohanov) and they are intuitive! All of these attributes make up the horse's ability to help us heal.

Horses will ask you to step out of your comfort zone and show your authentic self. Horses are prey animals and their very existence relies on leadership. A horse knows what happens before what happens, happens (Pat Parelli Natural Horsemanship). If we are brave enough to remove our protective armour, the horse will be brave enough to accept your leadership and teach you how to step into your own power and learn how to walk in balance.

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From The Heart of Heart Retreat, Sandi Birkland....

My dream of an equine healing centre started to materialize in 2007 - the most challenging year of my life. I had two choices, wallow in sorrow as a victim or rise to the challenge of being a survivor. When life throws you lemons, make lemonade and SHARE IT WITH OTHERS! HEART Retreat is my lemonade that I want to share with you!

I am looking forward with great anticipation for our paths to cross and to share your journey with you. Thank you in advance for allowing me to be a part of your transformation. As you will find out by attending HEART Retreat, HORSES ARE MAGICAL!! But it's not just the horses - there's more, so come and see for yourself.

Meet The Team