Talking Horse and your facilitator
Hi, my name is Betty Ann Balcom, I’m your facilitator, it is my responsibility to assist you in interpreting what the horse is reflecting back to you.
In 2004, Betty Ann attended the Natural Horsemanship Summit in Guelph, Ontario, where she discovered the potential and depth of the horse/human relationship. As she practiced these principles of natural horsemanship, she gained insight into how our physiological and emotional essence affects our relationship with the horse.
In 2006 – 2007 she participated in natural horsemanship clinics with Larry Stewart and Glen Stewart.
In 2012, she attended the International Symposium on Healing with Horses/Equine Facilitation in Denver, Colorado – a cross-modal workshop for equine facilitators who wish to partner with horses – to uplift the lives of humans around the globe.
In 2012 and 2013, she participated in natural horsemanship clinics with Don Holiday and Devanee Cardinal at the Cardinal Ranch in Valemount, British Columbia.
In 2012, she became a member of the Equine Experiential Learning Association, studied for two years with the organization and travelled to Pennsylvania in the fall of 2013 to complete her certification in Equine Assisted Learning.
In 2013 she attained certification in “Turning Crisis Situations into OK”, in Chester, NS, through the OK Corral organization, with Greg Kersten from Nebraska, and founder of E.A.G.A.L.A.
In 2013, at the Emotional Fitness Clinic for Horses and Humans, with psychiatrist Dr. Jenny and Linda Parelli, she learned more about how past experience and thoughts affect our sense of wellness and value, and how relationships with humans and horses are limited by these patterns and mirrored in the horse and other humans.
In 2014, she participated in Don Holiday’s clinic in Nova Scotia.
In the summer of 2016, she was in Pennsylvania taking a youth-centred internship with Gina Yarrish of Yarcorte Acres in a program that focused on leadership, self-awareness and making good choices.
Betty Ann took the module:
“Coming Home Again: Equine Assisted Applications for Veterans and their Families” from Greg Kersten in 2017.