Interested in learning more about the topics of equine-assisted trauma recovery, trauma-informed horsemanship, and the horse-human relationship from the lens of the polyvagal theory, attachment theory, Somatic Experiencing®, and relational rupture and repair work? Check out the following podcasts featuring Sarah and be sure to visit this page for updates as more are added.
Not interested in the horse-human relationship but still curious about some of these topics? Check out Sarah’s podcasts on Accidental Gods for how this material applies to human-human contexts.
Webinars with Wendy – Sure Foot Equine Balance Pads
Episode 217 – June 16, 2021 – Horse-Human Trauma Recovery Part 1 The Journey On Podcast with Warwick Schiller
Episode 30: March 2021 – Trauma-Informed Horsemanship and Decolonizing Horsemanship
Accidental Gods Podcast with Manda Scott
Unlike the other podcasts listed below, the Accidental Gods podcasts are not horse-human relationship-specific, but more focused on humans.
Podcast 2: May 22, 2020 (episode 23)
Podcast 1: May 1, 2020 (episode 21) See’rs, Be-ers, Knowers and Doers with Heather Drummond
May 28, 2020 Episode: Intuition and Listening to Animals as Messengers
HorseChats with Glynis Cox
May 27, 2020 Episode: Trauma-Informed Horsemanship
March 14, 2020 Episode: Trauma-Informed Horsemanship
Therapist-Assisted Horsemanship with Sarah Schlote
Episode 1: May 4, 2020 – Interview with Warwick Schiller
The Whole Horse Podcast with Alexa Linton
Podcast 3: March 26, 2020 (episode 51)
Podcast 2: January 3, 2019 (episode 24)
Podcast 1: September 21, 2018 (episode 21)
The Power of Partnering with Horses in Healing with Michelle Holling-Brooks
2019 Virtual Conference
Come Along for the Ride with Tracy Malone
April 2, 2019 Episode
Trauma disrupts our ability to perceive safety, shapes our identity, and creates difficulty with connection in relationships with both self and others. Trauma-informed modalities are trending toward addressing three key channels of humanity in order to optimize healing; bottom-up, top-down, and relational. Somatic Experiencing paired with equine-assisted learning addresses all three. Healing comes with new lived experiences in the here-and-now that support integration within and between these channels. Horses are highly sensitive, relational beings that thrive on connection. They mirror our inner states without judgment or interpretation, so interacting with them through carefully crafted exercises can help us reclaim connection with ourselves while simultaneously connecting with another. Somatic Experiencing helps us reset the nervous system’s threat response cycle so we can self- and co-regulate, register a sense of wellbeing, and restore empowerment.