WHO

Firefly Horse Company is a full service horse boarding and equine therapy facility located east of Kalispell, Montana. Firefly offers equine assisted learning opportunities and alternatives to traditional therapy.

WE

We are situated on 24 grassy acres providing 9 lush pastures, 10 covered runs, and a heated barn with 14 indoor stalls, all complete with automatic waterers.

ARE

We feature a full size outdoor arena, round pen and an indoor arena so horses can be enjoyed year round!

SERVICES

Firefly Horse Co is unique from other traditional horse barns and therapy practices in many ways! Our desire is to bring horses and their healing abilities to the general public. Taking lessons, camps or therapy at Firefly goes to the deepest level of connection between horse and rider. We use principles of natural horsemanship and include learning and therapeutic counseling principles that allow for presence, connection, and balance. The relationship between horse and rider goes so much deeper than just learning a skill. It takes patience, persistence and attentiveness to the needs horse as well as awareness of one’s own emotional and physical needs.

Alternative Therapies
Insurance Accepted

We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Art Therapy, and Farm Environment Therapy for all ages. Improve your life, deal with anxiety or depression, and become more self-confident through nature-based and animal-assisted alternative therapy programs with a team of counselors, led by Julie Kiewatt, LCPC and owner.

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Events, Retreats & Workshops

We offer custom equine experiences in the form of events, field trips, workshops, retreats, and continuing education credits (CEUs). We accommodate corporate, professional groups, teams, families, youth, and adults. We specialize in mindfulness-based techniques, team development, healthy communication skills, and providing training for care givers (health care providers, teachers, therapists). Contact us to create a package based on your time frame and budget. Themes and areas of focus can be customized upon request.

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Equine Experiential Learning & Riding Program

Equine Experiential Learning sessions build core life-skills as well as horsemanship and riding abilities. Our lessons are based in mindfulness principles and focus on the connection between humans and horses.

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Horse Boarding
Full service boarding facility located on 24 acres

All your horse’s needs can be taken care of by Firefly staff on a case by case basis for an additional cost. Scheduling of the farrier, vet, special handling, blanketing, exercising, training, and lessons are available for your convenience.

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EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY
Equine Assisted Therapy is offered at Firefly by Julie Kiewatt, LCPC of Firefly Healing Arts. Horses are particularly helpful in counseling because they are highly sensitive to the emotions of animals around them, this keeps them safe in the wild. Horses want to connect with a person, but only if and when it feels safe for them. This means the person needs to learn to regulate their own emotions in order to feel safe and for the horse to feel safe as well. It is an amazing process of bringing a client’s emotional responses to awareness and learning to self- regulate – this in turn rewires the brain for peacefulness, awareness, connection and happiness. This is a must try for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and improve their quality of relationships and life!

WHY HORSES?
Horses are particularly helpful in counseling because of their heightened sensitivity to emotions and changes in energy. This help to keep them safe in the wild and helps us humans gain insight into our emotional landscape. Humans and horses are hardwired for loving connection. These majestic animals want to interact but only if it feels safe for them. Working with horses is an amazing process of bringing emotional responses into awareness and learning to self-regulate. This experience rewires the brain for more peace, harmony,connection, and happiness. A must try for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and improve their relationships and well-being!

CONTACT US

address:

1274 Columbia Falls Stage. Kalispell, MT 59901

phone:

406.300.0451