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The horse. Beautiful, powerful, and capable of incredible healing potential.He helps children walk and speak, he helps bring our inner light to the surface. He heals wounded spirits, and wounded bodies. He is a living, breathing, sentient being. And sometimes, he is the one who needs healing.

Since 2008 I have delivered thousands of hours of equine assisted activities and therapies. Sadly, I began growing disillusioned with the treatment and lack of concern and oversight for the horse in the industry I worked so hard for. I wanted to make life better for the horses who help make miracles happen, after all, they deserve the very best of care, the very best of us, for all they do. The bond between horse and human can be life changing, but the benefits to humans should never come at a cost to the horse And that is how Epona Equine Therapies™ came about.

Services are offered at my farm near Maine, NY which has been specifically designed for equine/human interactions and rehabilitation of horses in need. We offer a welcoming, and professional atmosphere, and are fully insured to offer therapeutic services. We expanded our reach in 2014, and formed The Epona Farm Sanctuary Foundation to promote equine welfare, and humane and ethical horsemanship through educational programs. We have a simple mission, to help horses and humans live healthy, and happily. We want to connect people of all abilities through horsemanship, and help them learn from one another, while bringing trust, kindness, compassion, and joy into their lives. We specialize in equestrian rehabilitation and wellness, equine massage and body work, and fitness and wellness of the equine athlete. Hippotherapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy are also available with a licensed therapist.  In addition to the services offered at the farm, I am able to travel to your farm or facility as well.

As one of our area’s most experienced and credentialed equine assisted activities and therapies professionals, I am proud and honored to do this important work for our community, and to have you join the hundreds of clients we have served. I am happy to welcome new clients, and look forward to serving you, and your horses soon!

Warmly,
Colleen Cheechalk

“Whenever an animal is forced into the service of man, every one of us must be concerned for any suffering it bears on that account. No one of us may permit any preventable pain to be inflicted, even though the responsibility for that pain is not ours. No one may appease his conscience by thinking that he would be interfering in something that does not concern him. No one may shut his eyes and think the pain, which is therefore not visible to him, is nonexistent”.Albert Schweitzer