I highly recommend Painted Pony Psychotherapy. Both my children aged 9 and 7 have been receiving Equine and Office therapy by Zel for their trauma after their older sister was killed in a motor vehicle accident and their ASD therapy, for approximately 12 months. They have been learning to understand and control their emotions and meltdowns, although still happening, are fewer and further apart and there has been a genuine improvement in managing their emotions.



I would like to thank Susan and yourself so much for all the time you put into Amy.

We really do appreciate it and she certainly has come along way since the first time that we took her up to Painted Pony Psychotherapy. She has slowly gained her confidence and trust in society. It has been awesome to see her grow. The change in Amy in the last six weeks has been huge. Amy is certainly still getting a lot out of her therapy sessions. She really looks forward to them.


                                                        Amy, 27

I recently engaged my 10 year old daughter in this program in response to a particular family trauma - what eventuated was amazing -my daughter has always experienced anxiety of varying levels and was reluctant to even play a team sport for fear of judgement, uncertainty and a lack of confidence. Since being engaged in equine therapy she has thrived, her confidence has grown and she seems to have a greater understanding of her own ability to try new things and less fear of failure. Her anxiety has eased so much she has even began playing hockey. I cannot recommend the team highly enough. ​ 


My sons teachers are noticing that he is becoming more confident and is even speaking up in front of the class.



The kids are really enjoying the sessions. They all said that they feel very calm after working with the horses for an hour. They are very excited to tell family and friends about the horse that they work with, which is just so lovely to see.
                           14, 11, 10 and 5 years old

Thank you for taking your time and effort to help me be a good person. 

                      10 year old