“To be happy on a horseback, it’s like to be between earth and heaven, at a height that doesn’t exist.” said Jérôme Garcin. Similarly, Antonia Eraud, Equine Therapist & Coach near Barcelona, could add “To be happy on a horseback, it’s believing in him and in yourself.”

From 6 years old

Cantering at the age of 6, Antonia Eraud has always been closed to horses. She has always loved riding more and more and everywhere. While travelling, she likes discovering the equestrian cultures all over the world:  Morocco, Ecuador, Argentina, the United States…There is nothing better for her than finding the key for making a horse follow her, jumping higher and cantering faster and faster. Finding the connexion with the animal, discovering the right flexibility of the body and the mind, aligning breath, heart and mind and letting go with the horse are part of her philosophy.

Once upon a time..

However, her professional path has started far from the barns. After some business and publishing studies, she has worked for 7 years in publishing houses and espcially in children publishing houses. Through her missions in children publishing, she is looking at encouraging kids to learn and to read with joy and curiosity.

Diplomas

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Postgraduate in Equine Therapy and Prosocial Communication

PNL Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

NLP Practitioner Certificate

Equilibri, Spain
Certificate in Coaching w/ Horses (expert level)

Bristish Association of Art Therapists, London, UK
Certificate in Art Therapy

Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Certificate of Higher Education in psychology

Université Paris Ouest, Summer School, Florence, Italie
Intensive program about children publishing and learning strategies

Oxford Brookes, Oxford, UK
Master of Arts – Publishing

ESSCA, Angers, France
Master in business and communication studies

 Oxford Psychology

Few years after, her studies in psychology at Oxford Universityand in personal development make her take off for a new professional chapter as a therapist. After that, her training in coaching with horses (expert level) with Equilibri and her master in equine therapy at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona make her change the sofa for the arena. She welcomes adults and kids at connecting the inner and outer nature through a unique contact with horses.

In Search Of Well-being In Nature

Today, Antonia Eraud facilitates the connexions between people, animals and nature. If she is convinced that happiness is in the field, Antonia Eraud has not let her books and her studies go.

Indeed, she has written her first book in collaboration with Apolline Loubradou,  Le guide de la cavalière libérée – The Guide of the Free Rider where she demonstrates the importance of emotional intelligence in contact with horses.

Finally, she is working on a second book and has projects to keep investigation about the benefits of horses going…

The Horse Emotion Method

A monitored and controlled project

Looking for significative results & progress, Antonia Eraud aims at quantifying and measuring results through:

– Initial evaluations to define clear and measurable objectives

– Monthly evaluations and tests

– Check-up of coaching action plans

– Collection of data about the well-being of horses

– Exchange & feedback with the professionals in relation w/ the rider

The Horse Emotion Method aims at participating at the investigation about its benefits.

A holistic approach

Much more than a meeting with a horse, the Horse Emotion Method has the intention to make you take the most of this experience in nature,  where you will be able to embrace a new rythm and to connect with your inner nature.

The interaction with the horse may be coupled with one of the following techniques:

  • Positive psychology
  • Neuro-linguistic programmation (NLP)
  • Mindfulness
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga & ayurveda medicine
  • Non-violent communication
  • Natural horsemanship

An experience for a social animal

If the Horse Emotion Method offers you a conversation with your inner nature, it is also the opportunity to explore new ways to appreciate the outer nature. Welcome at our stables and barns, you will have the possibility to be part of a fantastic herd!

Hiking after a session, sharing with other parents the latest challenges of your child or staying a bit longer to pet horses are part of the atmosphere.

The Horse Emotion has the objective to make you feel part of those venues by creating connexions.

Horse Gallery

Horses have always inspired and guided Antonia’s pencils. Discover her online boutique galleryhere!

Each artwork is an expression of her love for horses emphasizing their movement, their majesty, their sense of community, their presence or their sensibility. .