Equitana Melbourne

2024 EDUCATOR

Sue Spence

Training & Horsemanship

Sue has 40 years equestrian experience in show jumping, eventing and has specialised in natural horsemanship for the past 25 years, successfully competing in many natural horsemanship shows. Currently, Sue works with horses and clients on the Gold Coast, Australia, and her vision is to see people trained to deliver the well known and highly regarded Horses Helping Humans program across Australia and New Zealand. Sue lives by her motto; “There should never be any intimidation or fear in communication; there should only be mutual respect and trust”. Horses Helping Humans™ has received multiple community and business awards in conjunction with immense international media coverage.

Sue specialises in personality profiling and body language analysis. Her four horses represent a modern adaption of The Four Temperaments theoretical framework & her unique work demonstrates how choleric, melancholy, sanguine & phlegmatic personality types have their own conditioned responses when under pressure. ‘Horse whispering’ meets ‘people whispering’ within her innovative equine-assisted life coaching program that integrates interpersonal communication skills, body language, emotional intelligence and personality types. Sue says she is “simply making each personality conscious of the body language that is hindering their communication”.

Sue’s book “Horses Who Heal” tells the story of her life and how Sue found solace and companionship with her horses. After a brush with cancer, the family opted for a tree change. As a result, she was able to fulfil a long-held dream – to work with horses every day. Her horse training and compassion for others quickly turned into a business, Horses Helping Humans™ – giving people a chance to learn from these intelligent, soulful creatures. Sue’s equine team are inspiring others on their own journey of healing, helping thousands of people – from juvenile offenders to company CEOs – discover the power of communication, using more than just words.

Visit Sue Spence at the following sessions

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Thursday November 14th

EQUITANA Classroom (Royal Block)

Safety, Systems and Structure in Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Therapy

Building a successful and professional Equine Assisted Learning or Equine Assisted Therapy business requires a high level of safety, systems and structure.

This includes professional horsemanship, risk assessments, evaluations and outcome reporting.

Topics covered will include horsemanship experience and training horses to a safety standard, environment and surroundings of program delivery for safety, safety education around horses for inexperienced clients, session planning, outcome reporting and working with different personalities both horses and humans.

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Friday November 15th

EQUITANA Classroom (Royal Block)

Communication Skills for Everyday Life for Humans and Horses Alike!

Learn about safety and communication on the ground with your horses and how this transfers to outside the arena with the people in your life including work colleagues, family and friends.

Understand how your personality and body language affects not only your horse but also the people around you.

Recognise your conditioned response under stress and develop tools to manage this initial reaction by changing your body language and adjusting your energy to open up effective lines of communication with the horses and humans in your life.

Training

Adam Sutton

Training

Adele Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Allan Collett

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Amanda Wilson

lifestyle

Amber Evans

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

Lifestyle

Anthony Worm

Horse health / Care

Antoinette Foster

Training & Horsemanship

Ash Barnett

Training & Horsemanship

Brett Parbery

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

Other

Chase Day

Training & Horsemanship

Chloe Phillips-Harris

Horse Health / Care

Daisy Bicking

Sport, training

David Cowley

Horse health / Care

David Nash

Lifestyle

Despina Mitrakas

Horse health / Care

Dr Jacqui Panozzo

Horse Health, Care

Dr Jennifer Clulow

Horse health / Care

Dr John Walker

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Kate Fenner

Horse health / Care / Training

Dr Melanie Quick

Horse health / Care

Dr Peter Huntington

Horse health / Care

Dr Raquel Butler

Horse Health / Care

Dr Sabine Ware

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Shelley Appleton

Horse health / Care

Dr. Ben Sykes

Training & Horsemanship

Elsa Sinclair

Other, Equine Law

Emily Purvis

Training & Horsemanship

Georgia Bates

Training, Sport

Georgia Kneen

Other, Horse Business

Glenys Cox

Lifestyle

Helen Fletcher

Other, Sports, mindset

Helen Huie

Training & Horsemanship

Ian Mark Shaw

Training

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

Horse Health / Care

Karyn Campbell

Training

Kathleen Kindler

Horse Health / Care

Kathryn Christieson

Training & Horsemanship

Kim Thompson

Training

Lara Poynton

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

Horse Health / Care

Leah Wellard

Training & Horsemanship

Lee Davis

Lifestyle

Louise Sedgman

Horse health / Care

Matt Rannstrom

Training & Horsemanship

Matthew Thompson

Horse Health / Care

Mel Rowe

Lifestyle

Melinda Macaulay

Training & Horsemanship

Michelle O’Neill

Training & Horsemanship

Naomi Lee

Horse health / Care

Natalia Budisa

Horse health / Care

Nathan Marshall

Horse health / Care

Nikita Stowers

Lifestyle

Racing Victoria

Lifestyle / Rider Preparation

Robyn Schiller

Training & Horsemanship

Sallyanne Slater

Training

Sandi Simons

Other - Teaching Groups

Sarah Venamore

Sport / Side Saddle

Stacey Rusic

Sport / Ranch Riding

Sue Williams

Training

Tanja Mitton

Horse Health / Care

Tanya French

TOPICS

  • Cooperative Care

Other / Arena Construction

Todd Cunningham

Training & Horsemanship

Tori Jeffress

Horse health / Care

Tracy Whiter

Trisha Mc Cagh

Training

Warwick Schiller

Training & Horsemanship

Zoe McKinlay

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