About Us

 Our Facilitators

Cindy Jacobs founder and Programs Director.  Cindy previously founded and managed a successful change management business with over 40 staff members serving large corporations in Australia and overseas for over 15 years.  Since 2001, she has also worked as an executive coach focusing on personal, professional, and leadership development, and is an Associate with the Institute of Executive Coaching Australia.  Cindy has been a certified EAGALA practitioner since 2004 and completed much of her EAGALA training in the USA.   She has also completed a Mind Body Method of Coaching with Horses, and is trained in the Epona tradition.  In addition to being a certified coach in Multiple Brain Integration, and Presence-based Coaching Techniques, she is a Transpersonal Counsellor, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.   Her work is inspired by her own experience with her herd of 16 horses and her discovery of what they offer to human growth and development.  Cindy is a trainer at the Centre for Equine Experiential Learning and founder of Sehorse.

IMG_0243 (1)Casey Fenwick has a degree in Social Welfare with a focus on mental health and disability.  She has  worked as an in-home carer and more recently Casey has been working with children and horses. Casey has always been drawn to working with children and is inspired by the natural connection children make to horses, and how they grow in confidence and self awareness.   She has attended the facilitator training with Centre for Equine Experiential Learning and has been working with us since mid 2022.

IMG_0027Andrea Neale has 40 years varied experience in the health and well-being sector in a range of roles including rural and remote areas with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, International Humanitarian Worker in conflict and disaster zones, academia and government positions. Her professional qualifications include Nursing, Midwifery, Masters Degrees in Public Health, Bowen Therapy, Reiki Level 2 and equine therapy.

Andrea has been drawn to horses as long as she can remember.  She has been a member of the Free Rein team for over 2 years and completed the facilitator training at the Centre for Equine Experiential Learning in mid 2022.  Working with the sentient beings of Free Rein is a culmination of all her previous experience. The grace, majesty and magical healing power of this herd of horses and the guidance and support they provide, assist people to become the best version of themselves.

Andrea has a strong belief that all persons can benefit from facilitated interactions with the herd and has special interests working with people impacted by PTSD; first responders; persons who have experienced life in conflict or disaster zones and; persons with medical trauma (experiences arising from illness, injury or medical treatment that may have been overwhelming.

Equine facilitators

The equine facilitators live together in a herd community and are free to roam on 90 acres.  Their work is dedicated to EFL – in other words, none of them are ridden as EFL work requires them to be fully engaged and free to express themselves without the constraints often applied to horses that are required to engage in many of the riding disciplines.  They live in a way that is as close as possible to their natural state and their experience of humans has been primarily one of mutual regard.


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