About Vicki Jayne Yates BA Hons

I am an Artist, Reiki Practitioner, Animal Communicator and Founder of the original Non Ridden Equine Facebook Group and non ridden equine agenda. My approach with equines has been showcased many times with published articles in different magazines.

All my work is done with Meraki. Meraki is a Greek word, there is no word in English to describe what I do. Meraki means my work is done spiritually with love, passion and soul. 


Some background on my creative skills. I hold a degree in Three Dimensional Design, plus teaching qualifications. I am a highly qualified teacher and have lectured to degree level for two univeristies. I taught in the Art department at Coventry University and taught students on the following courses: Arts and Crafts Degree, Foundation Art, Fine Art and taught Business Studies to art students. For Birmingham University I taught Business Studies to all 3 Dimensional Design Degree students.

My artworks and creativity include: Portraits I work from photographs to create portraits of animals. My 2 Dimensional Art includes soft pastels, acrylic paintings and mixed media. My 3 dimensional art includes Sculptures and Wall Hangings. Horse Hair Wall Hangings that celebrate much loved equines Semi-Precious Crystal Dreamcatchers. Plus Semi-Precious Crystal Rhythm Beads, Browbands and Jewellery. 

I am qualified Usui Reiki Ryoho Clinician. These skills blend beautifully with my art and creativity. My art is done with passion, love and soul. With portraits I seek to capture the spirit and soul of the animal. With my sculptures and dream catchers I am inspired by nature, using natural materials and semi precious crystals that I bless with Reiki.

I offer Reiki healing to humans and animals. The services I provide to my clients be they have two legs or four is for mind, body, spirit and soul.

I have wide experience in soul to soul connection and the blend of my skills enables me to help animals and humans become better understand each other and become soul companions. This connection can feel magical, it is not, it is real and you can be taught how to connect and bond with your animals. 

People are often seeking to better understand their animals. To be able to see eye to eye. To have a heart to heart and soul to soul connection. Click here for more information.  

My skills as a horsemanship practitioner and reiki healer has given me skills to understand how horses communicate. Equine telegraph out to us all the time. I can teach you how to better understand and "hear" your equine's communication. Click here for more information. 

I can help you get answers to questions. To help you solve problems. Be a better partner to your animals. Connection is about clear open two way dialogue so unlocking this is the answer. 

I have over 40 years’ experience in the equine industry. I am passionate out non ridden equines and the many lessons we can learn side by side from equines.

I gift for FREE my published articles that appeared in Horse Magazine, Horsemanship Magazine and Western UK Magazine. Plus blogs, detailed downloads and a bank of Non Ridden Equine Resources. 

Non Ridden Equines

I am passionate about all equines. They say when the student is ready the teacher will arrive. Learning is lifelong. Each of my equines in my life time have taught me profound lessons. Kez our horse has taught me and continues to teach me and push me out of my comfort zone. He is the reason my husband and I started the non ridden equine agenda and  the original Non Ridden Equine Facebook group. My passion and calling is now for the non ridden cause. Horses can teach us profound and life changing lessons. They have ability to help us through hard times in our lives and guide us to a better way.  

Teacher and Education facilitator

In regards to teaching within education I have many years of teaching. I have taught horsemanship, worked for colleges, the careers service and training providers. I have also held an advisory position within education at national strategic level. Plus I have hands on experince of managing large networks of educational providers. I managed for the Learning Skills Council the National Family Learning network, with 6,000 members. My role also included delivering training to all local authority Family Learning Managers within England on development of their services within the Every Child Matters agenda. I am passionate about lifelong learning.