In early 2016, a co-worker passed along information about Kyanne Wear to Abigail who was just starting out with equine-assisted therapy services. At that time, Kyanne was branching out into private practice. She had heard of equine-assisted therapy and was interested to learn more, so she jumped when Abigail contacted her.
“I wanted to explore it and after a couple of sessions I was in love. It worked – clients made progress quickly with the horses.” She remembers a child client early on with whom she and Abigail worked. She recalls that it was a struggle to engage the boy, and she wondered if she was taking the right approach. Then one day, once they had set the structure of the session with the activities, they stepped back and observed the interaction between their client and the horse. “The boy was sitting on the ground. The horse walked over, lay down beside him and stayed with him. The power of that horse’s intuition and actions was amazing to witness. Our client made phenomenal progress that day.”
In addition to facilitating equine-assisted therapy sessions, Kyanne is a loyal volunteer who donates her time and energy to making Chinook Horses successful. She filled bags of goodies for the virtual fundraisers this past year and purchased them as her donation. “I love Abigail and her dream of putting this program out there and sticking with it. Anything I can do, big or little, to help her I do, because I believe in the program with all of my heart and soul. Just seeing how it helps people, people I have worked with and colleagues who have helped their clients through this modality is amazing. I love working with horses. I hope Chinook Horses continues to grow and help people at all levels of need – it would be great to have our own facility one day. Anyone who has not had the opportunity to see Chinook Horses programs in action should get to know how important it is and work to support us.”
Thank you Kyanne for your support, your dedication to this modality of therapy! We are so fortunate to have you on board!