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 Skerrett Equine is personal development, growth and transformation through horses.

Our family owned and operated business prides itself in helping you to discover your inherent gifts, whilst assisting you on your journey towards a more authentic way of being.

Our unique and fully accredited approach does this by helping you to achieve a better understanding of yourself, a more intimate knowledge of your own behaviours and patterns and how you interact with the world around you.

Horses have a unique ability to perceive and mirror human emotions, which allows them to provide authentic, instant feedback. This feedback is interpreted by the facilitator and used to help support and direct your learning process.

Our approach is not about trying to ‘fix you’ or ‘solve’ your perceived problems, rather, the horse and the facilitator are gently holding a safe space for you to explore more aspects of yourself. Supporting you as you co-create a new way of being. The emphasis is on learning how to thrive rather than just survive.Equine-Connection-Ben-Skerrett

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Why Horses?

How does engaging with horses help us grow, change and transform?

Thousands of years of nonverbal communication between horses in herd environments have made them masterful at reading and communicating body language and intention. Even the subtlest shift in energy or emotion from one horse can be sensed and interpreted by another horse without the need for verbalisation. As human beings, we sometimes lack that kind of mental and emotional congruency. We are often disconnected from our emotions and our bodies. Instead we spend more time living in our heads, and as a result we might attempt to conceal how we are really feeling deep down.

Horses, on the other hand, are always congruent, present, connected to their bodies and completely honest about how they are feeling, giving them a powerful presence and authenticity. Because of this, horses are like extraordinary mirrors, they quickly pick up on our energy and emotions, and reflect with incredible accuracy how we really are in the present moment. How you feel is more important than what you think when you are interacting with horses.

The horse opens the doorway for us to let go of our persona’s and social masks, so we can we step fully into a more authentic, and connected way of being. They become a guide for us as we explore the inner terrain of our psyche allowing us to deeply immerse ourselves in the depths of our emotions without getting lost or overwhelmed. This experience connects us with our true nature, catalysing powerful transformation on a mental, emotional and physical level. For further details click here.

Experience or knowledge of horses is not required. The only requirement is an open mind and a willingness to engage. Even people with a fear of horses can benefit. The horse is simply there to help facilitate the learning process. Our horses have had extensive groundwork training and have a very calm, gentle and quiet nature. 

What are people saying?

  • It was what I have been looking for especially after writing my book. To think that I was part of this new wave of really getting in touch with horses and they being able to touch us as well, is just a dream come true. The communication that went on between Ben, the horses and myself seems to be the stuff of dreams. I'm still trying to get my head around it. Ben was a patient, articulate teacher and I feel privileged to have been part of this Seminar. I have never been to a seminar that I was sorry to see each day end. I did enjoy that the group was small; I think it gave us time to really explore the concepts. It was a life changing and dream confirming experience. I can't thank you enough for the experience.
  • Two days spent away in QLD were an amazing investment, giving me insights and practices which will make me more effective and less stressed as a leader in my high intensity job in Sydney.
    Nigel AndradeNigel Andrade AT Kearney Asia Pacific Partner
  • What a lovely weekend workshop of discovering yourself in such a special, meaningful way! Years of therapy wouldn’t bring about the same realizations! Thank You!
  • Ben and Linda are genuine and beautiful people. They made this experience enjoyable and easy. The weekend has helped me in many ways.
  • Enjoyed the Journey To Authenticity workshop – excellent info, exercises shared in a safe environment. Very well presented at a beautiful location.
  • I attended SkerrettEquine's last Journey to Authenticity and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone from any walk of life, who wants to enrich their lives. I have spent the majority of my life not really knowing who I am and I now feel have turned a corner after going to Ben's workshop and am on the road to becoming a more authentic person. It helped that I love horses, but anyone, even non-horsey people benefit from this course. Simple, but life changing stuff!!
  • I am really surprised at how much I gained from the workshop as I went in there not really knowing what I was looking for or what I might gain.  I learned strategies and insights that have given me strength and a belief in myself that I have begun to act upon straight away. Ben is an excellent facilitator. He has a gentle but quiet strength of character and an understanding of struggle through his own experiences. He is accepting, warm and kind.
  • Beautiful experience. I would highly recommend this!
    Joanne WilsonNeuropsychotherapist and Relationship Specialist

Ben Skerrett

Ben Skerrett is the owner and founder of Skerrett Equine. At a young age, Ben developed a very strong connection with horses. That connection led him to numerous opportunities to work with and train horses.

In 2006 Ben moved to the Sunshine Coast where he started a very successful horse training business with his wife Linda. BLS Horsemanship focuses on educating and empowering people with their horses by understanding the strong interaction between the two.

Ben has always had a passion for personal development and understanding human behaviour. Exploring this passion led Ben to the knowledge, that horse training was more about training people and less about training horses. As a result of that knowledge Ben decided to become a qualified Eponaquest Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning (EFL) instructor, and a Riding Focused Instructor (RFI). Ben also completed a diploma in counselling from the National Education Academy.

Many years of teaching people to overcome adversity with their horses has allowed Ben to develop his unique and powerful approach to personal transformation. The valuable life lessons that Ben has learned from his greatest teachers…the horses… allow him to facilitate powerful transformations within individuals and organizations alike.


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