Our Mission . . .

To nurture the innate capacity for joy, compassion, and healing of horses and humans.

Equine Assisted Therapy

Experience moment-to-moment shifts in awareness . . .

The Power of Healing with Horses

Horses bring us to that quiet place, between words, where healing begins.

Horses are Masters of Authentic Relationship

As social beings, horses share our need for safe connection in order to thrive.


Experiential Psychotherapy

How Horses Help

There are a number of answers to the question, “why horses?”  The most obvious being that it is virtually impossible to feel neutral in the presence of the horse.  Their sheer size…

About PEP

Philly Equine Partners Founded in 2012, Philly Equine Partners embodies social worker, Brigette Potgieter’s, vision for a just world with her passion for horses, nature, and…


Becoming a Practioner There are a growing number of training programs to choose from for person’s interested in becoming a practitioner in the field of “equine assisted therapy”…

I am a psychotherapist and had the pleasure of having a session with Brigette and Maggie, her horse. The experience was unique and had a profound effect on me.  I bonded with Maggie, without having experience with horses prior. I went from frenetically brushing her and wondering if I was pleasing her, to just simply being with her (Brigette came over to me quietly and gently took the brush away). It was so calming. The next day, when I did therapy, I was so centered and tuned in to my clients. I was able to sit in their space and get who they are, without busily (in my mind) trying to figure out how to help them, and that in itself, was healing.
Fern Z, LMFTProfessional Development

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Brigette Potgieter
Phone: 215-880-7015
Email: brigettepep@gmail.com