"Horses are like magnets for humans. People of all ages are drawn to the horse because of their beauty, grace, power, majestic stature and the mystery of their noble being. It’s been that way throughout recorded history. In modern times, it has been clinically documented that just being around horses changes the brain wave patterns of humans, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. We calm down and become more centred and focused in the present moment when we are around horses.


We are transformed in a very positive way when in the presence of horses. It is no wonder that the beneficial effects of positive and appropriate interaction with horses should prove extremely beneficial and life enriching to grownups and children alike."

Franklin Levinson

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Are you scared of horses?  Do they make you nervous?  Are you worried when in their presence?  Do they make you feel extremely uncomfortable but perhaps you would like to get over this fear?


These concerns are all extremely natural as our human preservation is always a huge priority and horses are such large animals and have often been described as being very unpredictable! 


Being prey animals they can react in the blink of an eye – this is why they have successfully evolved for over 50 million years.


However, they also have the amazing capacity to calm and even heal us too, once you get over the worry of their size and what they may or may not do!


In order to get over the fear we need to understand these amazing creatures and realise that you can actually keep yourself safe when you know how to interpret their behaviours and physical signs.


This is what Introduction to Connection with Horses is all about. 


A half day workshop just for you to get you know them (and may be you) much better – up close and personal. 


And perhaps….. just perhaps that fear, concern and worry will have disappeared by the time you are leaving and you may have gained greater confidence within yourself.

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Personal Awakenings through the Innate Wisdom of Horse

I grew up very shy and spent a lot of time in my own company due to my lack of self confidence.  I pretty much kept to myself as I had low self worth, low self esteem and possessed a belief that my contribution to the world was not of importance.


Through these personal beliefs, life presented many painful lessons that instilled in me a deep desire to help others who, like me experienced and perhaps are still experiencing such incorrect interpretations of who they think they are or expected to be. 


This world, especially with the internet, can be an incredibly judgemental and unjust place for those who are sensitive and vulnerable and may stand out by being different.

Being an avid animal lover, I realised something that was extremely important.......

that personal encounters with horses can naturally open a part of ourselves that we may find difficult to open, resulting in changing the course of your life!


Horses can show you what you need to know in totally non judgemental, compassionate and altruistic ways, so that you can choose to interact in this world in a much more confident and assertive way.

What can we do for you? 

These experiences, whether in the form of a workshop or as individual connections can :-

> Guide you to listen to your inner wisdom and transform your current life experiences;

> Discover the part of you that brings inner peace and emotional healing;

> Gain deeper understanding of your personal reactions and struggles;

> Rediscover your own inner power, self worth and awareness of the beautiful individual that you really are!

These are NON RIDING experiences that provide you with a safe space for deep discovery and inner reflection within the surrounds of beautiful Mother Nature.  These connections and interactions with horses hold the ability to touch the very heart of our human spirit.


It is here that we are capable of restoring and reigniting our wonder of our world and awaken our belief that magic, miracles and dreams do exist and that all things are possible!

You can learn more about the horse - from their perspective. 

Horse show you ways of stepping outside the boundaries of limitation, restriction and self sabotage and it is here with these amazing teachers that you can learn to recognise the signs!

Sounds remarkable and miraculous?  Magic happens at this safe haven where you can finally be acknowledged, accepted as well as welcomed, and be absolutely free to express who you really are! 


We guarantee it!​​


Horses are prey animals and possess a natural ability to utilise all of their senses to evaluate and appraise their environment and surroundings for their continued survival and ultimate well being.  


Their highly attuned abilities of perception and keen sensitivity can reflect the human individual’s state of being, thereby presenting us with a greater ability to become aware of what we need to observe in our thoughts, emotions and behaviours in order to begin the healing journey.


Further, a horse’s heart has the ability to affect the human heart in various positive and emotional ways.  They transmit subtle signals that encourage us, support us and provide us with the motivation to move forward to our own positive transformation.


They respond to us as the unique individuals that we are, and recognise us at our deepest level and accepting us without prejudice.  When we interact with horses, we often experience a moving as well as empowering connection and resonance.


Interaction with these magnificent spiritual beings can more often than not initiate personal expansion, growth and ultimately empowerment; reawakening our forgotten or unrealised capabilities. 


And they do this naturally and without judgement!

“Sometimes it just takes a little INSPIRATION in order to

Bring about a TRANSFORMATION!”
                                                                          Virginia Ede




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"I am horse.
My name does not matter.
It is what and who I am that matters!

You see me through many eyes and some are true; others are what I allow you to believe.

In history I have been made a mystical creature, capable of flight and magic, and in so many ways, ways that you would need your heart and imagination, I am that which you describe me to be!

I reside in the here and the now……. A very powerful place where nothing is hidden and all is ready to be known.

I invite you here….. to join me into my world and I do this because of your oh so precious heart!

It is to this that I am drawn.
Not who you believe yourself to be! You are so much more!

I see you….. better yet I FEEL you…. Deeply!
You cannot hide yourself from me – your energy touches me.

My heart reaches for yours and if you let me, we can become one, even for the shortest period of time and with this you can begin to heal!

I know you and I will take you on a journey where you will discover yourself. This I can promise!

Come with me and I will lead to a magical place where anything and everything is possible.

It’s where I live!"

This is your time to take a deep breath, allow it to fill your being and let your body and mind relax!  

For this experience... drop your concerns, worries and anxieties and give yourself time out to actually learn what it is to enjoy living in the moment in a fun environment with some pretty amazing spiritual beings!


Spending quality time with us in more 'spiritual' (of the spirit) encounters,

you :-

>  gain deeper understanding of yourself and your reactions to 'life'';

>  discover the ever present world of energy and spirit;

> through the wisdom of the horses, find the healing place of peace as well as  understanding in the connection with something greater than yourself;

> experience an innovative, fun and unique way to self development and growth.

By giving your mind a chance to quiet its 'busy-ness' and become more open, you allow yourself such experiences that can ignite a part of you that you may have long forgotten.   This awakening your inner being cannot but help be nourished by the serenity and peace surrounding you.

The amazing beauty and spirit of our horses have the inherent ability to capture your imagination and inspiration and those who are drawn to these divine beings can enter into the realm of awareness and inner peace!  

In these encounters you are invited to develop a deeper feeling of trust within yourself, and enter your own journey of healing of the breaches of how you think of yourself and how you present yourself to others.




“A horse will reflect exactly what you need to see about yourself.

Are you brave enough to ask?

Are you strong enough to listen?

Are you humble enough to learn?” 

                                                                          ~ unknown

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MARY - "I saw the 'Introduction to Connection with Horses' course advertised and I was really drawn to it.

I wasn't sure what I was going to get out of it if anything, I just knew I needed to be there. 


Its hard to put into words what I received from being with these amazing animals but I know it was transforming on many levels, their energy, their ability to know what you are thinking and feeling.


I know that everyone will get their own experience from this day but I can tell you that on some level you will leave there at the end of the day a different person."

CAROL - "What an amazing day at Forever Maggies Farm.

The care, understanding and compassion Virginia has for animals is truly wonderful.


Virginia has shown me how to understand, interpret and respect their body language which in itself is such an eye opener. The love that emits from these beautiful horses truly goes right to your heart. I left feeling uplifted and very calm.


Thank you Virginia and Phil for another day I won't forget."

ALISON - “My time at Maggie's Farm was truly magical...


Virginia, Phil and their beautiful animal family made me feel so welcome. After an intimate chat over a cup of tea I was feeling well at home. Virginia created a safe place for me to be myself and talk about the different things I was experiencing in my life. When it was time to visit the horses I was a little hesitant but that soon changed once they welcomed me into their herd. I have seen and read information about equine assisted therapies, but to experience it first hand was something else!!!


I came away from the day with clarity and direction. The horses invited me to take a really close look at myself...warts and all. Somehow it went down a lot easier when it came from their equine hearts. I know this day was significant for my own personal journey and spiritual growth and I look forward to learning and experiencing even more with Virginia.


Thank you so much."


Met You and Phil + Some amazing people
Spent time with the equine tribe and the rest of your furry and feathered family

I actually rocked up in my riding gear that day thinking we’d be riding horses etc ........
Virginia just winked and smiled

Quick cuppa on the porch before heading out into the paddock........ And just wow

Through your guidance, knowledge and wisdom, Virginia Ede...

You Some how you led me back to myself that day in the Paddock

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

Best day ever.........

This date promises to be enjoyable, magical and heart warming you say ?

I’d say- life changing

Just amazing.  My life has changed in so many ways since that day

Forever grateful

Keep the kettle hot.  I’ll pop in next time I’m passing through x

Trennah Rose Portelli