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About EquiShui

WE ARE NON PROFIT CREATING A CULTURE OF CONNECTION

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WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG.

OUR VISION

At EquiShui, we envision a world where every individual feels supported and connected to themselves, to others and to the world. We're getting a little closer everyday, with the help of horses and our partners who support us.

We are creating a culture of connection by bringing people to an environment that heals, nurtures and supports renewal. Grounded in principles of interconnectedness, Equishui is committed to healing from the earth up and weaves the thread of reciprocal healing through a comprehensive range of programs in equine therapy, farm therapy and other experiential and evidence-based therapies.

We provide Equine-assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)Equine-assisted learning (EAL) and experiential learning programs that provide a unique, creative, and fun learning environment for developing life skills like team-building, resilience, self-care and confidence. Horses have been proven to be uniquely successful for psychotherapy, as they respond to and mirror human behavior.

 

We know that both healing and change start with attitude, which is why we are committed to helping people heal their hearts, minds, and spirits through equine assisted programs designed to teach individuals how to overcome the obstacles in their life through the eyes and heart of a horse.

OUR STORY

EquiShui was founded in 2017 by Susan Tracy a lifelong equestrian with over 45 years of experience working with horses. Susan lived in Newtown when the Sandy Hook tragedy occurred. The stable where her horses were boarded subsequently offered Equine Assisted Therapy to community members. She became passionate about Equine Therapy having witnessed its powerful ability to heal those in the community. Read More.

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OUR FOUNDER

Susan has always loved horses and started riding when she was 7. She grew up in Rye NY and graduated from Duke University in 1986. She has had a career in technology (Oracle, Salesforce, DocuSign) for over 25 years and spends her off hours in the barn with her horses. Read More.

 

OUR APPROACH

Equishui is embodying a new model of care that renews and heals the healers, and empowers those seeking wellbeing in a beautiful demonstration of a mutually enhancing way of being in relationship with the earth.  We are committed to healing the whole person through our multi-faceted therapeutic approach that includes equine therapy, therapeutic horsemanship, farm therapy, and other experiential therapies.

RECIPROCHAL HEALING

Mutually enriching and healing experience for the healers and those seeking wellbeing. It is not a passive surrender of the body to healers but a taking-part in the healing process.

SHARED JOURNEY

Build connection with self, others and nature. Through equine therapy and other innovative therapies, we teach people critical life skills to to reclaim self-worth and personal dignity.

LIGHT BULB MOMENTS

Natural surroundings create a safe, therapeutic environment that offers  opportunities for stillness and reconnection to the sense of being part of something bigger and transcendent.