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Meet The Providers

The following providers have all successfully completed EFL Training with AEFL and are considered competent to provide EFL sessions. They all have relevant insurance, first aid training and appropriate clearance for working with children ( WWC, Blucard etc ) Registered Programs also have facilities that comply with AEFL standards for running EFL sessions (both individual and group). For details of their particular speciality or costs please contact them direct.



AEFL Pty Ltd – Program provider


Address: Tooradin, Vic
Phone: 0457 705089
Contact: Elaine Russell


The headquarters for AEFL Pty Ltd but we still like to “practice what we preach”! Most of our focus is on training and supporting other facilitators and programmes but we still provide EFL sessions for individuals and small groups. Our sessions are tailored to individual clients and can include access to a Clinical Psychologist and Dog therapist - all ages,abilities and disabilities catered for here! 


From demonstrations and assessments to one-on-one tailored programmes most requirements can be accommodated. Please contact Elaine for more information.

Wedgetail Therapy


Address: Launching Place, Vic 3139
Phone: 0417 312602 / (03) 5967 4516
Contact: Kim Wren


Kim Wren recognised her love of horses at a very early age, attending a friends’ riding school at every chance she could. Finally her first pony Tammy arrived. For the next decade and a half they were inseparable; attending pony clubs, competing in one to three day events, and state and zone game teams all over Victoria.


Her affinity with horses has never waned. She has been working for several years giving lessons to both children and adults, taking trail rides, leading her to complete training with Horse Safety Australia and Australian Equine Facilitated Learning (AEFL) to become a level 1 instructor.


For children and adults working with horses is immensely rewarding. Kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy the pony playground, moving ponies through obstacles, and games and novelties like egg and spoon and sack race. Leading, brushing and feeding can be challenging and fun. For people who would like to explore the powerful nature of horse-human relationships, learn a new language – horse.

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Vanessa Keating Psychology & Animal Assisted Therapy


Address: Tooradin Estate, Vic
Phone: 0409 012 114
Contact: Vanessa Keating


Vanessa is a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions.

Vanessa is part of the team at Australian Equine Facilitated Learning (AEFL) working alongside director Elaine Russell and a herd of ten wonderful therapy horses, based at Tooradin Estate.

She also holds a role as senior clinical psychologist at Cabrini Women’s Mental Health Service.

Her qualified therapy dog works with her, both individually and in groups.

Vanessa trained in both Australia and Germany and has held positions in a wide variety of mental health settings including public mental health clinics, hospital research clinics, inpatient facilities and private settings. She has extensive experience engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds.

In addition to her clinical roles, Vanessa has worked in the area of education and support for general practitioners, community health workers and teachers, to expand their mental health knowledge and skill base.

Vanessa is trained in a wide variety of evidence-based treatment. She enjoys working with each individual to develop a unique therapy plan that feels safe, supportive and empowering.

Because clinic based therapy does not suit everyone, she has completed additional training and offers therapy in a number of alternative settings, including animal assisted therapy and outdoor therapy.  Being an animal lover and having run her own small farm for over a decade, Vanessa enjoys bringing her knowledge and skills to this area.

Western Australia

Western Australia

Elizabeth Deniss

Address: PO Box 963, Bridgetown, WA 6255
Phone: 9761 1261 or 0402 432 968
Contact: Elizabeth Denniss

A diploma qualified life coach with 10 years youth and community development experience. Elizabeth is also an accredited Equine Raindrop Technique practitioner and instructor who utilises essential oils to assist clients, and horses, release emotional and physical trauma as part of their life journey.


Elizabeth works with wild born horses to assist children and teens having difficulties at home or school as well as adults seeking a stronger connection with their authentic self. Horses interact with people without judgement or preconception and the wild born horse is distinctly pure in their interactions and responses with humans. This purity allows the client an opportunity for self-review from a clear and safe perspective.


Offering inividual equine faciliated learning sessions in both Bridgetown and Nannup, in the south west of Western Australia, Elizabeth is also the Program Co-ordinator for the Shire of Bridgetown – Greenbushes EFL program (funded by the Disability Services Commission). Elizabeth also offers the unique Equine Experience” – a three day retreat at the beautiful Wadi Farm (Nannup) where participants can experience the tranquility of rural life, enjoy tailored EFL sessions and commune with nature, sharing in herd dynamics with horses born in the Australian outback. The retreat also allows time for quiet relaxation and renewal including meditation, aromatherapy and massage so participants can process the learning of their daily expereiences.


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Ebony Cox

Address: 951 Glastonbury Road, Gympie, QLD 4570

Phone: 0437 113513

Contact: Ebony Cox



I'm Ebony Cox

I am the founder and creator of Ebony Cox Equine Services (ECES).

I am an Agricultural/Equine Applied Scientist, with a love and passion for connecting horses and humans together. Teaching them the fundamental basics of horse behaviour, emotional response, and care.

I am determined to provide our participants and clients with a holistic, and professional service framed around the care and management of horses. My experience, education, and determination come together to provide our industry with scientific knowledge and up to date information.

I love teaching people of all abilities about Horsemanship, Management & Care, passing on knowledge, by expanding their understanding and giving them a base with no judgement – that should be experienced and available to everyone.

I look forward to meeting you! 

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