Horses Helping Humans Succeed

Horse Sense for Humans services for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy,  Equine Assisted Learning and Team Training programs are delivered at  the following locations:

Sessions are available in Brisbane at the Samford RDA, Samford Showgrounds.  

Sessions are also available on the Gold Coast at Healing Hooves Inc, Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang, Queensland.



Holly Ohlson – Eagala Advanced Certified  Equine Specialist

Holly Ohlson is an equine professional with over 40 years’ experience coaching riders. She has also competed and trained horses internationally.

Holly currently continues to coach riders of all levels.

In 2008, Holly pursued her interest in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and participated in an EAGALA Part 1 and Part 2 training program.

After becoming a certified Equine Specialist Holly started the EAP/EAL business Horse Sense For Humans.

Holly has participated in two additional Part 1 and Part 2 EAGALA training programs and two Advanced EAGALA training programs.

In 2011, Holly organized the EAGALA Pacific Horse Safety and Well-being Focus Group. She produced two presentations for Eagala conferences.

In 2014, Holly completed the EAGALA Advanced Certification.

She is currently a member of the global Eagala Ethics Committee.

Holly’s expertise with horses ensures the utmost consideration for safety and client well-being during our programs.

Anne Richmond   BA (psych) B Soc Sc Psych (Hons) MAPS Assoc

Anne is a registered psychologist with a private practice in Southport where she has been for over ten years.

Her client group comprises individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families.

Interventions are provided for a wide array of psychological issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, addictions and grief.

She also works with various organisations to ensure the ongoing mental health of individuals in their care.

Anne previously worked as a teacher of psychology in an interstate college. In her years of employment as a teacher she also had experience with children in both primary and secondary schools. This background assists her to deal effectively with clients of a variety of ages and various needs.

Anne has a life-long love of horses both as an owner and pleasure rider. She has also volunteered with Riding for the Disabled.

Anne attended the inaugural Australian EAGALA conference in 2012 and since that time has become increasingly aware of the role horses play as a powerful tool in psychotherapy.

She has been excited to find a therapeutic modality where she is able to combine her psychological background with her passion for horses to help provide improved mental health outcomes for clients.

Anne has attended two EAGALA Part 1 and Part 2 training programs and is an EAGALA Certified Mental Health Professional.

Dr Anja Kriegeskotten   MD, FRANZCP, Certif. Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Anja is a Psychiatrist trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as general Adult Psychiatry. She has extensive clinical experience and a special interest is trauma.

Anja holds current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA – formerly Medical Board).

Anja has been working in psychiatry since 1997 across Australia and specialised in child and youth psychiatry in 2004.

Her work experience includes working for Qld Health at a specialised team treating traumatised children and adolescents in foster care. She has also worked at community mental health clinics in Qld and formerly in NT working with children and adolescents as well as adults. She has also done outreach to remote indigenous communities and mining towns.

Anja has been fascinated by horses all her life and has been riding for over 20 years. She has owned horses since 1995. She has competed in Endurance Riding in the past, but now enjoys leisurely trail rides.

Anja has attended two Eagala Part 1 and Part 2 training programs as well as one Eagala Advanced training program.

Anja is an Eagala Certified Mental Health Professional.

Anja is also available for private in-room psychiatric consultations with clients at Northside Child and Youth Psychiatry, Strathpine.

See Northside Child and Youth Psychiatry