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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.

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.

ColleenSince 2008, horses and people in need have been my life and my passion and I have delivered thousands of hours of quality instruction and rehabilitative services for the community through the organization I founded, Borrowed Freedom Equine Assisted Therapies. As my “roots” were animal health and welfare, prior to my full time work as an Equine Specialist, I made it my mission to study the physiological and psychological effects that equine assisted therapies have on the incredible horses who make the magic happen. While the human received immeasurable gifts from the horse, the effects on the horses from the humans where not always so beneficial.

To ensure my work produced exceptional results for my clients, and protected the horses, I returned to school for formal education and certification in Equine Veterinary Assisting, Equine Sports Massage and Bodywork, Equine Podiatry, as well as equine fitness and rehabilitation. To compliment and expand my work further, I have recently returned to school full time student to finish my coursework to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician, and expect to graduate with a BS Veterinary Technology in 2017.

With my previous education in Social Psychology and certifications in Hippotherapy, Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Exercise, and Professional Coaching, I am able to create experiences that enhance the physical and emotional health of both horse and human.

My services include riding instruction with an emphasis on humane, intelligent horsemanship, private therapeutic riding instruction, equestrian rehabilitation and fitness, equine massage and body work, and rehabilitation of the equine athlete. I offer all of my services at my farm near Maine, NY which has been specifically designed for equine/human interactions and rehabilitation. I am happy to host clinics and trainings here, as well. I am also available to travel to your farm or facility within a 30 mile radius of Maine, NY and within NYS, PA and the North East upon request.

I am so pleased to have so many clients request that I create this new opportunity, as well as my coaching and training program, Heartwork With Horses, through Epona Wellness Consulting LLC. I am happy to welcome new clients, and look forward to serving you, and your horses soon!

Warmly,
Colleen Cheechalk

Epona Farm is located just outside the town of Maine, NY and is within minutes of Johnson City, Endicott, Endwell, Vestal and Binghamton, and within a 30 minute drive of Ithaca.
We specialize in helping equestrians return to riding after injury or illness, and offer Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning and Horsemanship for all abilities.
We also offer professional services for the equine athlete, including massage therapy, rehabilitation and fitness