About Holistic Equine Assisted Learning

Hi I’m Anne

Throughout my life humans, horses, and Mother Nature have been wonderful resources to support myself during life’s challenges. Holistic Equine Assisted Learning (HEAL) blends all three together beautifully and enables the herd and I to mentor clients to help them discover and develop life skills and resources of their own.

One of the most rewarding work we do at HEAL is supporting young people, women, and families who’ve had cancer impact in their lives through our Connected Journey program. The HEAL herd and I invite patients, families, and carer’s to the paddock to help you build your own resources and coping strategies if you feel stuck or overwhelmed.

I am a certified Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Practitioner with the Equine Psychotherapy Institute (EPI) and work with the EPI model (www.equinepsychotherapy.net.au). In 2018 I completed advanced training in Trauma Informed Equine Assisted Learning practices. EPI practitioners must maintain their professional accreditation through continuous professional development and education including training, regular supervision, and personal therapy.

Prior to becoming an Equine Assisted Learning practitioner, I was a teacher, training coordinator, and mentor for over 25 years in the tertiary education sector at universities in Australia and Canada. I am principal photographer and owner of Pink Turtle Photography

I volunteer and support CanTeen Australia and NSW Marine Rescue. Based in the Shoalhaven near Nowra, NSW my husband Mark and I enjoy a quiet lifestyle of fishing, walking our dogs, travelling, and of course hanging out with our herd.

Holistic Equine Assisted Learning (HEAL) welcomes all clients who’d like to explore personal life skills, impact of cancer, patterns of behaviour, or any feelings of being stuck in some area of your life.


NSW:  Working with Children Check  WWC1877314E

ACT:    Working with Vulnerable People  0000063762


"A scar is proof that healing has occurred.”


Horses have taught me how to support myself whenever life’s challenges have left me feeling stuck or overwhelmed. If you are curious to learn new life skills or coping strategies, please give us a call on 0421 977 129.