My name means ‘Lover of Horses’ and I have always had horses in my life – from my very first rocking horse as a toddler, to the real horses we raise on our farm in Pontyberem.
To be able to coach using the intuition of our own horses is a massive dream come true for me. It is an honour for me to be able to share the experience with you and be part of your awareness of this enriching experience.
For those of you who are new to the concept of horse assisted coaching, horses living in the wild rely on their super tuned radar to ‘read’ what potential threats may be on the horizon.
As herd animals, the horses use this intuition to form their hierarchy and live sustainably, however they also use their intuition to react to our ‘vibes’. If we are clear about what we are thinking and doing, then the horse is very willing to co-operate.
If we are in doubt about our options, they will show us, or even move away from us. Through their actions horses teach us to trust our intuition. They mirror our actions and intentions, and will highlight incongruence.
MELANIE KONIG - GUEST COACH
Melanie is one of our guest trainers who visits us from Frankfurt on dates throughout the year. She is a member if the EAHAE (European Association of Horse Assisted Education) and is passionate about Equine Guided Leadership and the benefits it brings to clients.
Melanie has a background in NLP having trained with Christina Hall. She enjoys bringing nature into her coaching, often coaching people outdoors, and she absolutely loves visiting Wales.
Melanie also runs our Train the Trainer courses for coaches and therapists who wish to develop their skills and learn how to enhance their approach when working with their clients using horses.
Please see events page * for next training dates.
Foxy was bred here on the farm and we have had Inky since she was a foal.
Inky has never been ridden due to her having a ‘kissing spine’ which meant the nerves in her spine were affected every time weight was put on her back. She has been a companion horse until coming into her own as a coach. She is incredibly perceptive and has helped many clients with deep connection and patience. She was black as a foal, hence her name, but has become much lighter as she grew.
Foxy is a fun and loving horse with a gently nature. She develops a deep bond and particularly helps overcome clients who appear nervous.
“When I reached a particularly low place I reached out to Philippa and she delivered. The realisation that I could control my response to my situation and so my state of mind, although not a new message, was timely and the catalyst was Philippa. The understanding that it is not a failure to move between the different levels of energy was uplifting and I am in the privileged position of knowing that I will always bounce back, seemingly faster and higher each time”.
I am used to working with clients from all around the world, and time zones are not an issue. If you are lucky enough to be able to join me on my small farm in Wales, you can work with some of my co-coaches, the horses who live here. Their instinct and connectivity provides a fabulous experience and is great for helping reveal that inner ‘You’. I also run weekend courses periodically throughout the year for groups and individuals to experience this transformative work.
Coaching is intensely personal – it’s about building a relationship where we work together led by your itinerary. I would encourage you to speak to several coaches before you make a decision about who to work with. Click here to book a no obligation 20 minute consultation to get to know a bit more about me, and whether we make a good fit to achieve your dreams. I look forward to meeting you.
With love Philippa
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