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