Simon with participant

“I know it’s counselling, but it doesn’t feel like it.”

14 year-old Participant

“In just four weeks, Horses for Hope achieved what wasn’t able to be achieved in six months of appointments with me.”

Participant’s psychologist

“From his very first session of Horses for Hope, my son began to come back to us. This program has given me back the boy I thought was lost forever.”

Parent of participant

What is Horses for Hope?

Horses For Hope uses connection between horses and humans to heal and improve the lives of both.

People and horses work together in a safe and therapeutic environment to foster self efficacy, empathy, resilience and emotional management.

Horses for Hope can assist individuals, families, and groups in developing  life skills such as:

  • Anger management
  • Team work
  • Assertiveness
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Relationship building
  • Confidence
  • Trust
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Flexibility
  • Respect
  • Self confidence
  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional and behavioural control
  • Resilience

Horses for Hope has gained a reputation for assisting individuals and groups that have tried a range of other therapeutic options without success, or have refused to access other services.

Where is Horses for Hope?

The program operates from Mooroopna North (near Shepparton) Victoria. An additional new facility is being developed near Melton, Victoria.

Who can use Horses for Hope?

Our program is suitable for all people aged three onwards.

People nominate themselves and we receive referrals from schools, government agencies such as mental health and justice and community support agencies

We also deliver tailored programs for corporate and community groups.

Individuals: We work with people recovering from abuse, trauma, accidents, or suffering from the effects of developmental or mental health issues.

Corporate and Community Groups: We tailor packages to organisational needs and assist teamwork, leadership and change management.

What our clients say:

Horses For Hope has gained a reputation for assisting people who have tried a range of other therapeutic options without success, or have refused to access other services.

For a number of clients, Horses for Hope is genuinely their last hope.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Click here for a more detailed explanation about how our therapy works.

Horses for Hope prices

Individuals (1.5-hour sessions)

Cost per session:  $300  plus GST

Note: Some subsidised sessions are made available through donations. Go here to contribute to our Horses For Hope fundraisers.

We are also a provider supporting self managed and plan managed NDIS Plans.


Colin Emonson

Manager Horses for Hope

P: 0417541778

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