A Quinta



It’s only when we have the courage to face things as they are without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events by which the path to success may be recognised.
— I Ching

by francine burghoorn


At a certain point in life we can have a sense of feeling lost in the world. Who are we truly? Where have we come from? Where are we going? What is it we want to do?  Where do we want to go in life?  Or maybe we do know what we want, but we feel blocked on our life path. Life leading us, instead of us leading our life.

Sometimes we might feel that guidance, wisdom and insight live outside of us, when in fact, all our answers, meaning and purpose reside within us. We just have to tap into our inner knowing. Nature, and in particular horses, can help to do just that.

Horses, as sentient beings, are said to have two feet on the ground and two feet in the spiritual world forming a bridge between earth and spirit. They are experts in guiding us in our personal growth by helping us to reconnect with our inner selves and find the answers within. To become our own guru, through our inner wisdom, which resides inside each of us. Finding awareness in what our body is telling us and to be able to take back leadership over our life once again. 

Nature itself and animals are perfect guides for us humans. Especially horses are very powerful in that sense. By simply being in the presence of horses, who have such majestic energy and spirit about them, can be awinspiring. They are gentle giants with a huge amount of love, patience and wisdom to share and guide us on how to reconnect and trust in our path ahead. 

At A Quinta I facilitate horse coaching sessions, which can be combined with guided Somatic Coaching (reconnecting with the body), Shamanic Rituals and System Constellation Work when desired. Find your path again, become empowered to take charge of your life. No previous experience with horses is needed. 

I invite you to join me on this path of self discovery with the guidance of the horse. 

I call horses divine mirrors - they reflect back the emotions we carry within. If we carry love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that


I like to work at liberty with our horses. Where they are free to express themselves completely. Have a choice in whether they want to play, learn or work with you, or not. When given a choice, the willingness you get in return is more than you can imagine. 

In that sense during our interactions the horses teach us more about ourselves than we realise. By being open to let the horse lead us and teach us brings the horse-human connection closer together. We then in turn can work with the horse in complete harmony and partnership. This work involves groundwork & play with the horses as well as balanced riding. Both human and horse experiencing joy and having full awareness of their bodies and each others.

My techniques are inspired by Elsa Sinclair's Freedom Based Training, Carolyn Resnick's Waterhole Rituals and Anna Marciniak of OneHorseLife. Throughout the year we host horse retreats and events related to this way of being with horses and humans. 

Please check our EVENTS  page for more details.

...Horses came to our lives not to control them and not to empower our ego. Horses came to our Lives to teach us who we really are and how Nature is functioning....
— Anna Marciniak, OneHorseLife

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