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Maybe you’re trying everything in your power to accomplish something. Perhaps a new swim record but despite taking your coach’s advice, you’re not getting there. Sound familiar? This is where you can leave it up to a horse.

Aileen Wagner who lives west of Edmonton is coming to Stony Plain on Aug. 22. Wagner works with horses to help people become more aware of what’s working and what’s not working for them.

The ancient Equine Gestalt Coaching Method is a horse-human healing movement where a coach like Wagner uses a horse as an active partner in a client’s exploration process.

The sessions leave people feel uplifted. Wagner works with people with all backgrounds from athletes, youth and adults and can help with depression, anxiety or to just be more confident and find more energy.

Horses offer cues and communicate intuitively depending on what they feel in a situation.

“When you’re talking about something that will benefit you, the horse will join in and support you in that space. But if you’re not being authentic or not acknowledging something, the horse is going to make distance between you and himself,” she explained by giving an example.

The sessions help anyone who is looking for clarity in his or her direction to carry forward in life.

“Horses have keen sense of intuity and they provide positive energy and so they are supporters and help people access or they signal me they give me cues on whats going on with the person,”  said Wagner.

Wagner works one-on-one and in a group setting in a confidential and safe space.

Costs for sessions vary and depend on each case but youth sessions cost anywhere around $25 and group adult sessions cost around $35.

Wagner will be at the Heritage Park Arena in Stony Plain on Aug. 22 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and will be back on Sept. 5. The information sessions in Stony Plain are free and will be an opportunity for the community to connect with Wagner and learn more about what she does.

For more information visit or visit Cutting Edge Coaching on Facebook.