April Cloutier is creating : An ongoing reflection of an equine experience in a human world
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Your pledge gives you an ongoing perspective into one horse's journey through a human world.  You will watch and read about Indaia, an Anglo-Arabian mare who lives with her herd and works in the human world.  Your experience will encompass insight and events from India and her herd members as they work in the traditional horse world and in the specialized field of equine assisted psychotherapy, with April Cloutier, LCSW.  Through weekly and bi-monthly journal entries, pictures, slide shows, and videos you will learn details and insights about horse and human relationships.

The creator, April Cloutier, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and uses horses as a therapeutic modality in counseling.  She is the founder and owner of Painted Horses, LLC a private practice counseling service located in Union Maine.  April has been involved with horses throughout her life as a rider and trainer. She has been practicing in the social work field since 1997, upon receiving her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work.  She is currently studying for her PhD with a specialty focus in clinical social work practice.

Although a novice in photography and expressive writing, April has utilized photography and writing as a form of creative expression since 1988.  This, in combination with her education and work experience, provides patrons with a mixture of creative and scholarly writing. 

April Cloutier, Indaia and other herd members have been featured in local news. Here are two articles written this year of which may help you understand what we do and what you would be contributing to.

Unbridled Healing How a Maine therapist is using horses to help people

Painted Horses, LLC Self-exploration through horses

Proceeds from patrons will allow April to continue spending time creating as well as to support Indaia and her herd of horses in their journey of helping people.  Our overall goal is re-locate Indaia and her herd to a larger privately owned equine facility.  
Tiers
Patron's Only Postings
$7 or more per month
  • Minimal 4 posts a month featuring ongoing herd activity. 
  • Herd pictures that accompany posts.
  • Any creative photos of horse, human, horse and human interactions as they occur.  
Talk to me
$20 or more per month
  • An ongoing written dialogue with April-ask questions about horses, humans, horse-human relationships, mental health treatment with horses and the work that she does. 
  • 2-4 conversations a month
  • Patron Only Postings 
Mane to Tail
$75 or more per month
Each month in addition to your Patron Only Postings we will beautify the horse of your choice and send you specially designed digital photo's (4) just for you.  You may request a picture of horse in a specific activity, or with specific poses, or allow the creator to choose. All requests have to be within the creators ability to accommodate. Digital format only.
Consult with me
$85 or more per month
Have you ever thought of using horses as a therapeutic modality for helping people?  If so, and you have questions about this process then consult with me. I will share my knowledge gained from over 11 years of work in the field.
  • One hour consultation session  
Goals
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Raising money for a new home for Indaia, her herd, and the equine assisted psychotherapy work that they do. When reaching this goal the move will be documented with picture's, video's and slideshows and eventually an open house for those in the area to visit. 
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Your pledge gives you an ongoing perspective into one horse's journey through a human world.  You will watch and read about Indaia, an Anglo-Arabian mare who lives with her herd and works in the human world.  Your experience will encompass insight and events from India and her herd members as they work in the traditional horse world and in the specialized field of equine assisted psychotherapy, with April Cloutier, LCSW.  Through weekly and bi-monthly journal entries, pictures, slide shows, and videos you will learn details and insights about horse and human relationships.

The creator, April Cloutier, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and uses horses as a therapeutic modality in counseling.  She is the founder and owner of Painted Horses, LLC a private practice counseling service located in Union Maine.  April has been involved with horses throughout her life as a rider and trainer. She has been practicing in the social work field since 1997, upon receiving her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work.  She is currently studying for her PhD with a specialty focus in clinical social work practice.

Although a novice in photography and expressive writing, April has utilized photography and writing as a form of creative expression since 1988.  This, in combination with her education and work experience, provides patrons with a mixture of creative and scholarly writing. 

April Cloutier, Indaia and other herd members have been featured in local news. Here are two articles written this year of which may help you understand what we do and what you would be contributing to.

Unbridled Healing How a Maine therapist is using horses to help people

Painted Horses, LLC Self-exploration through horses

Proceeds from patrons will allow April to continue spending time creating as well as to support Indaia and her herd of horses in their journey of helping people.  Our overall goal is re-locate Indaia and her herd to a larger privately owned equine facility.  

Recent posts by April Cloutier

Tiers
Patron's Only Postings
$7 or more per month
  • Minimal 4 posts a month featuring ongoing herd activity. 
  • Herd pictures that accompany posts.
  • Any creative photos of horse, human, horse and human interactions as they occur.  
Talk to me
$20 or more per month
  • An ongoing written dialogue with April-ask questions about horses, humans, horse-human relationships, mental health treatment with horses and the work that she does. 
  • 2-4 conversations a month
  • Patron Only Postings 
Mane to Tail
$75 or more per month
Each month in addition to your Patron Only Postings we will beautify the horse of your choice and send you specially designed digital photo's (4) just for you.  You may request a picture of horse in a specific activity, or with specific poses, or allow the creator to choose. All requests have to be within the creators ability to accommodate. Digital format only.
Consult with me
$85 or more per month
Have you ever thought of using horses as a therapeutic modality for helping people?  If so, and you have questions about this process then consult with me. I will share my knowledge gained from over 11 years of work in the field.
  • One hour consultation session