Following our training for EAGALA, Edith and I decided to run another Workshop to highlight the Equine Assisted L earning, (EAL) and went for it. This time we invited people directly, did a Facebook page and invitations, advert in the paper and in the local tourist office – result, three people and two kids from the stables. I guess its time to re think, we either have to go down the line of going completely professional, doing more workshops, more plugging around offices and officialdom, or maybe just have an open therapy session, such as a de-stress day,or relaxation day, but do things regularly. The other option is just leave it as it is – we get occasional people coming to us. The changing situation at the stables where there’s more and more liveries who expect to use the arena 24/7 makes it difficult with privacy and safety. Maybe its time to move on from the horses, despite my love of teaching riding, I’m determined this time to stay on God‘s agenda not mine.
Still it was fun working through the basic EAGALA exercises and seeing the dynamics and personalities of our victims, no,I mean volunteers, who were mostly complete strangers to each other. We’ll see!