Why Horses for Therapy
Many who are unresponsive to traditional therapy have found horses to be beneficial when dealing with a multitude of issues. Horses offer several advantages: they are clear on their boundaries, they have no hidden agendas, and much like us, they are social creatures with distinct personalities, attitudes and moods, plus they experience a large variety of emotions.
Horses are also intuitive and have a defined role within their herd. Because of these similarities horses can demonstrate and teach self-awareness, honest communication, trust, leadership, assertiveness and affection to name a few. Most importantly, horses mirror human feelings and they give us immediate feedback through non-verbal cues. The client can use these cues to better understand themselves, which may help facilitate change, learning, forgiveness and growth!