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The Empowered Herd

The importance of allowing horses to be horses:

 Dawn Oakley-Smith explains why herd-life is vital

“Horses give us an awareness of soul, of who we are in the deepest—where it matters; a consciousness and a sense of our connection to the divine spark within and without; a seeing and a knowing of our place in the stream of life; an ability to stand with courage in one's centre, whatever happens.” ​

 

— Dawn Oakley-Smith

Heartshore Horses was founded in 2003 by Dawn Oakley-Smith. A lifetime spent with horses, Dawn's sensitive, therapeutic approach is the total opposite of traditional horsemanship methods making her an unusual horsewoman in the Gloucestershire landscape. 

 

Heartshore is a place where the learning and development of people and horses are intertwined, the horses revealing a different perspective on life as we know it. Dawn and her family work in a variety of ways, all centred around the wisdom of horses and what they can teach us about ourselves. 

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

  • One day Introductory Workshop for the EASE (equine assisted soul experience) March
    One day Introductory Workshop for the EASE (equine assisted soul experience) March
    Sat, 23 Mar
    Minchinhampton
    23 Mar 2024, 10:00
    Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BD, UK
    One day to experience EASE for yourself
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  • Dreaming the Bones Retreat
    Dreaming the Bones Retreat
    Thu, 04 Apr
    Lancaster
    04 Apr 2024, 10:00
    Lancaster, Quernmore Park, Nightingale Hall Rd, Quernmore Rd, Lancaster LA1 3JU, UK
    Dawn Morgan, Anna Saqquara, and myself, will be offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come to the North, to Quernmore Park Hall, to Dream with the magnificent skeleton of the Woolley Mammoth.
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  • Exploring the Hero/Heroine
    Exploring the Hero/Heroine
    Fri, 12 Apr
    Minchinhampton
    12 Apr 2024, 10:00
    Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BD, UK
    12th/13th April, at HeartShore, the horses will form part of the second in a series of retreats that Nick is offering, Exploring the Hero/Heroine, using the I Ching and Astrology.
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  • One day Introductory Workshop for the EASE (equine assisted soul experience) May
    One day Introductory Workshop for the EASE (equine assisted soul experience) May
    Sat, 04 May
    Minchinhampton
    04 May 2024, 10:00
    Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BD, UK
    Discover EASE for yourself in this one day introductory workshop
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  • 3 Day Drum-Birthing
    3 Day Drum-Birthing
    Fri, 10 May
    Minchinhampton
    10 May 2024, 09:00
    Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BD, UK
    A three day drum-birthing, with Earth medicine woman, Louisa Shorney, and myself. This was a profound and beautiful offering last year that is returning.
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  • Summer 2024 Equine Assisted Soul Experience (EASE)
    Summer 2024 Equine Assisted Soul Experience (EASE)
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Minchinhampton
    25 Jun 2024, 10:00
    Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BD, UK
    In June, 25th-29th incl, is this year’s Equine Assisted Soul Experience (EASE). This annual event is going from strength-to-strength, and we are nearly at capacity with only two spaces still available.
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  • The Space Between the Story and the Truth
    The Space Between the Story and the Truth
    Sat, 06 Jul
    Minchinhampton
    06 Jul 2024, 10:00
    Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BD, UK
    In July, 6th/7th, we will be offering our popular two day workshop, The Space Between the Story and the Truth, with our dear Jane Ilgenfritz from the States. Booking through myself (dawnoakleysmith@gmail.com)
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  • Being In The World But Not Of It with Brooke Medicine Eagle
    Being In The World But Not Of It with Brooke Medicine Eagle
    Sat, 10 Aug
    Minchinhampton
    10 Aug 2024, 10:00
    Minchinhampton, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BD, UK
    This year the theme of our offering will be how to remain in our Centre whilst the world goes on around us, with all its challenges, and its seeming-chaos, with all its highs and lows, and its incredible Beauty.
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  • Keep up to date with news and workshops at Heartshore
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If you'd like to know more about what we do at Heartshore,

we'd love to hear from you. 

Call us +44 07918 687031

Email: info@heartshorehorses.com

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