Pretoria Horse Worx
Pretoria Horse Worx has been growing from strength to strength and is owned and operated by Lindsay Butler. She operating in the greater Pretoria area and her centre has expanded very well during the past few years. Lindsay"s dedication and hard work with her love for helping others and working with horses has been her success formula.
She is currently actively giving equine assisted horse therapy at many different schools and pre-school centres in the Pretoria area.
Here are but few schools that have taken advantage of her her successful therapeutic centre.
Laerskool Pretoria Oos
Charis Christian School
Loreta School Queenswood
Afternoon therapy @ Heeltyd Speeltyd
Afternoon therapy @ Kameeldrift
Some inspiring words from Lindsay
When I was 16 years old I came across parents who thought their 3 year old daughter was a deaf mute and could never be left away from their care.
She did not trust anyone or anything different to her daily routine and family. They could never go anywhere or do anything as a couple.
After a month of bringing their older son to me for riding lessons to help improve his muscle tone, I could see these parents were desperate for some alone time and were at wits end of what to do to help their daughter. One Saturday afternoon when they brought their son for his lesson I asked if they would be prepared to leave their daughter with me for the afternoon. I assured them it would only be from 14h00 - 17h00 (3 Hours) so that they could just go have some alone time. I spent the afternoon letting her brush, touch and be lead on my horse talking to her and allowing her to connect with my horse. At 17h00 when they came to pick her up I still had her sitting on my horse's back. The moment she saw her parents she shouted "mommy daddy ride the white horse" A moment I will never forget as long as I live. Both parents fell to their knees with tears of joy saying thank you father thank you God that she can hear and speak. That was the moment when I realised that I can help people and children through the healing power of a horse.
You see I find that sometimes children think that they are alone with the horse not realising that the therapist is still there. I allow them to connect and be with the horse. They then start talking about their worries or problems thinking that only the horse can hear them. This is how I as the horses handle/child's therapist can find out what is holding the child back. The Horse is the True Therapist.
Ever since that day so many years ago I have searched and tried to find a way to make this reality. My passion and dream finally became real the day I met you Eugenie Bands.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to buy a Horseworx Franchise and help make my dream come true.
Please see attached a photo of that very special horse that helped me realise my passion that day. She was a part of my life for 20 years and helped me in so many ways to become the person I am today. The best 13 year old birthday present my parents ever could have gotten me on 24 March 1995 - ( Shadre) born 19 October 1993 - 6 February 2015.
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