About The Teacher

Anni, along with the horses who share her practice at Whispering Herd offer the spaciousness of a loving genuine presence. They teach inter-species communication skills, The Tao of the horse and therapeutic riding in a stunning setting. Anni's approach is based in relational therapy highligting sentient beings' inherent wisdoms and strenghts and the healing potential grounded in genuine connections.


" Anni is an inspiring warrior of the heart, piercing blue eyes, eagle eyes seeing through one self. I feel her feet grounded in the earth and her chest wide open to spirit, love flowing in and (contact info blocked) body moving with grace and comfort". (Laurence Kemp, July, 2016).

"Anni's strength is her ability to connect with her clients and form a therapeutic relationship - especially female clients with a history of trauma.. she is an excellent counsellor, intuitive & skilled." (Malabar, C, December, 2015).

"I found the space to be emotionally very safe and was surprised by the emotions coming up for me that do not often surface, because I felt comfortable enough to be my full self. I could be truthful with/about myself in another person's presence. About the horses, they are so real and honest. Already coming from a horse background in a very "horse and rider" kind of relationship, it felt so healing and freeing to connect with the horses on a whole new level, being to being. Anni's guidance was invaluable in showing me how to get to those places." (Individual client,  July 14, 2015).

"Anni and Tamrah made an outstanding difference in our son's life, and that of our whole family." (Parent of youth client April 15, 2015).

"When I was going through some difficult times in my life, Anni offered me what I needed - whether I knew it or not: shelter, safety, beauty, non-judgement, deep listening, beautiful vistas, compassionate heart, the space to be until the cloud lifted and I was able to process what I needed to." (Program participant, June 8, 2009).

"The experience I just had at Whispering Herd was calm, beautiful, rich, emotional, ecstatic, insightful, paced to my rhythm. Tamrah was patient, present, gentle, alert, willing, supportive. She was clear in her responses and let me see when my communication or intention was clear and safe and when it was not. As I adjusted, she adjusted." (Program participant August 18, 2010).

"In her work with clients Anni was observed to be respectful, non-pathologizing and able to focus on client strengths. She was appropriately transparent and able to hold her own power but not overpower in the therapist-client relationship. In her group work Anni was always prepared for the session and good at reading the energy level of the group and adjusting the pace and content as needed. Anni has a gift for therapy work and has the potential for excellence in her field." (Jan Rebus, March 22, 2009).

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