Horses Helping Humans Succeed

Horse Sense for Humans services are delivered at our new facility in Mogendoura NSW


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Holly Ohlson – Equine Professional, Eagala Model Advanced Trained, Arenas for Change-ARCH Professional Designation

Holly is an equine professional with over 40 years experience coaching riders, competing and training horses internationally.

In 2008, she pursued her interest in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and participated in an Eagala training and certification program.

After becoming certified in the Eagala Model, Holly started Horse Sense For Humans.

In 2011, Holly organized the Eagala Pacific Horse Safety and Well-being Focus Group and produced three presentations for Eagala conferences in Australia and the USA.

In 2014, she completed Eagala Advanced Certification.

Holly is proud to be a founding member of the Arenas for Change (ARCH) community of excellence.
As a founding member of Arenas for Change (ARCH), Holly is actively engaged with worldwide industry thought leaders and colleagues dedicated to continuous personal and professional development and innovation, providing the best services we can for our clients.

Holly’s expertise with horses ensures the utmost consideration for safety and client well-being during our programs.


Horse Sense for Humans is excited to welcome Social Worker Kathie Blankley to the Horse Sense for Humans' team!


Kathie is a Social Worker with over 40 years’ experience in community and human services and has worked in a broad range of Social Work roles both in Australia and abroad.

Her career has involved working with individuals, families, groups and communities and Kathie is passionate about social justice, the environment and the inherent value and purpose of all living things.

Kathie is particularly interested in holistic, trauma informed, narrative and solution focused modalities of practice and empowering individuals, families, and communities to harness their strengths and resilience to recover from and overcome life’s past and future challenges.   Kathie is also keen to champion how positive connections with nature and particularly horses can enhance recovery, healing, self-nurturing, confidence as well as a greater sense of self and wellbeing.

Kathie describes how previous chapters of our life stories may have brought us to where we are today but do not necessarily have to define where we go next or how we get there.  Kathie relishes every opportunity to support people to become masters of their own health and wellbeing and ultimately their own destiny.

In whatever setting or modality Kathie is engaging with she strives to promote positive and enduring connections for every individual with nature, with others and community but most of all with “self”.

Kathie is trained in the Arenas for Change (ARCH) facilitation framework.