edequine experiences

& workshops

"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

Awakenings through the innate wisdom of the horse

I grew up very shy and a tom girl who spent a lot of time in her own company due to my lack of self confidence.  I pretty much kept to myself as I had low self worth, low self respect and self esteem.


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 - very much like horses.

It is for these reasons that I am so very blessed to have the wonderful assistance of my horse team (my empowerment specialists) that are truly amazing therapeutic beings who have the ability to initiate a very deep healing effect on anyone who happens into their company.  Even if there may be fear or inexperience in their presence, the pure non judgemental acceptance and willingness to work with you in whatever way is needed, cannot but help influence you in a profound and insightful way.


Our interactions shared at Maggies Farm are specifically for the purpose of our Horses Supporting Individuals in NON RIDING Empowerment and this results in a very powerful and relationship building experience!


My intention is for these therapeutic encounters to become the catalyst for the commencement of the natural healing processes in the recognition and re-connection of the inner spirit. moving towards acceptance of the true self, realising innermost personal potential, and finally releasing long held stress, pain, anxiety and trauma.

We are that safe haven where you can finally be acknowledged. accepted, welcomed in non judgement and be free to express who you really are! 

We guarantee it!


“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


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




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."


I am so very blessed to have created a haven and sanctuary for not only the varied rescued animals that are our family but also for those lovely individuals who join us at our equine experiences and workshops in order to create and live a happier and more enjoyable life.

Working with my horses continuously gives me insight into just how wonderfully healing learning about the self, the present moment and being authentic can be, and horses achieve this so effortlessly.

Nothing is more wondrous than to watch a person's heart melt, their face soften and the anxieties, stress and emotional pain disappear at that present moment.

There are a growing number of equine therapies around the country that focus very successfully upon the healing of mental health. 


What my animal family and I are about is the nurturing and healing of the heart, spirit and soul which can be such a great determining factor in the healing of the mind!

It is for these reasons that I don't describe my equine encounters and workshops as therapy (that can be labelling the individual as broken) BUT are most definitely and without a doubt therapeutic in so many ways!

Emotional trauma, fear, anxiety, stress and other such debilitating experiences can be assisted with just the mere 'on the ground' heart relationship connection with members of our horse herd. 


And you will generally discover that a particular member of our horse family will happily volunteer their wonderful healing services to you - that is, they choose you!  What greater compliment can there be!?

There are no magical concoctions or empty promises - just an hour or a day where you are accepted, acknowledged and cared about just for being who you are! And this is where the healing can commence.

I am proud to repeat - that this day can be life changing...... for indeed it can and I would absolutely love for you to join us for these very special experiences.

Each encounter will be sure to remain with you for a very long time to come!


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

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Upper Myall Road, Bulahdelah NSW, Australia

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