Horse Journey Personal Development

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What is Horse Journey?

At Horse Journey in Kelowna we provide Life Coaching, Counseling, Therapy, Emotional Healing, and Personal Development sessions with the assistance of horses. The sessions we provide are also called Healing with Horses, Equine Facilitated Therapy (EFT), Horse Assisted  Coaching and Counseling, and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL).  Karin Bauer, BSW, RSW, owns and operates Horse Journey as a Counselor and Life Coach in Kelowna, B.C., Canada.

Can you relate to feelings like these?

  • Negative self-talk
  • Frustrated
  • Stuck
  • Struggling
  • Can't say 'no'
  • Disconnected
  • Angry
  • Drained
  • Spinning in circles
  • Depressed
  • Judged
  • Afraid
  • Misunderstood
  • Deep Loss
  • Sad
  • Anxious

There is hope! We Provide Counseling and Life Coaching for:

  • Trauma-Related Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety or Panic Attacks
  • Confusion
  • Transitions
  • Struggle
  • Assertiveness
  • Social Skills
  • Relationships
  • Family & Marriage Problems
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Victim/Bully/Abuse Problems
  • Addictions/Codependence
  • Parenting & Life Skills
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Self-Esteem, Confidence
  • Personal and Professional Leadership
  • Team Management
  • Life Purpose and Direction
  • Loss & Grief
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Anger Management
  • Letting go
  • Chronic Pain


Client Dawn  explains: "My brief experience with Link and Rollie has profoundly changed me.  I understand boundaries so much better and my close relationships have improved immensely. From the lessons learned with Karin and the horses, I have an ever increasing energy and much clearer thinking. The quagmire of PTSD and depression is disappearing." 

Rollie and Link, the counselors at Horse Journey.

Rollie and Link, the counselors at Horse Journey.

Benefits of Equine Facilitated Therapy

Did you know that you can learn about life concepts from horses and gain better awareness?
In this program, the horses will be your teachers.
The benefits of Equine Assisted Counseling Sessions are tremendous!

  • Counseling with horses is more effective than talk therapy
  • Hands on and kinesthetic learning through active sessions
  • Learning occurs faster and change can be practiced and felt immediately
  • Horses give immediate, honest feedback by mirroring us
  • You may be able to fool yourself or others, but you can't fool a horse
  • Healing occurs through unconditional love by horses
  • Equine Facilitated sessions succeed where traditional therapy did not succeed

Client Amy states: "Working with Karin and her horses has changed my life. The life goals I originally wanted when I first contacted Karin are being accomplished and for the first time in over 15 years I am truly happy as an authentic sober person. Karin has helped me along the way hearing my issues, validating my progress and guiding me through the work required to overcome these hurdles.” 

Horses will help you experience:

  • Honesty
  • Intuition
  • Present Moment
  • Forgiveness
  • Gratitude
  • Open Heart
  • Tune into your energy
  • Intention
  • Play and feel alive
  • Empowerment
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Clear communication
  • Spiritual awakening
  • Law of attraction
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Connection
  • Strong relationship
  • Joy

Why Work with Horses?

Connecting with horses.

Connecting with horses is healing.

Horses are:

  • always honest
  • acutely aware prey animals
  • in the present moment
  • guided by their hearts
  • in tune with your energy
  • playful and live life
  • able to lead and follow in the herd
  • models of healthy boundaries
  • able to form strong relationships
  • intuitive

Client Yvonne says: "Karin’s patience and intuitiveness to assess your needs and provide you with the things you need to think about and apply was amazing. (The horses) Link and Rollie taught you about acknowledgement, affection, teamwork, boundaries, leadership and relaxation just to name a few. I have so many new tools to think about and try in my life."

What to Expect?

Sit and relax with horses at Horse Journey!

Counseling with horses at Horse Journey!

You might wonder if you need any experience with horses in these Equine Assisted Counseling sessions. Horse experience is not necessary. All it takes is an open mind, and a little willingness to challenge your "perceptions". Like a horse ready for new learning, we will start at the beginning of where you are and progress to a place that feels right for you. Here at Horse Journey, we welcome you with no judgment over your past or present. All sessions are conducted in a private setting and are treated with strict confidentiality.

Where is Horse Journey Located?

Our Horse Journey facility is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. We provide a place for healing, learning, creating, and relaxing in Kelowna. It is also a wonderful get-away from the hectic city pace. Horse Journey is a short, scenic drive to South East Kelowna, only a 10 minute drive from Orchard Park Mall, Mission Park, or Rutland.

How to Get Started

Please review our programs to find out which program appeals to you. We have counseling and life coaching programs for women, couples, and families.

For Questions or to book your Session, please contact:

Phone: 250-864-1964


Client Josie attests: "My intent was to resolve a latent trauma due to an injury on a horse, but my experience throughout the session helped to reveal significant habits, behaviors, perceptions and beliefs that define how I function in my world right now.  Karin provides a unique skill  to reveal our inner truth by providing horses as unconditional mediums.  Through my interaction with Rollie and Karin, the end result, bursting with insights into my life, my truth,  and my personal state of affairs, proved to be far beyond my original intent.  Karin Bauer is a gifted Equine Facilitated Therapist and I would highly recommend her methodology if you are seeking a subtle way of revealing how you view the world.”