Why horses

Equine therapy for mental health


Why horses?

We are often asked, “Why horses?  Why not other animals?”

With their prey instincts and hypersensitive awareness, horses size people up instantly and accurately. Horses are adept at picking up and responding to human intention and non-verbal communication. They provide instant, honest, accurate feedback in the moment – creating experiences which get to the core of issues quickly, powerfully and effectively.

If you want a horse to co-operate and follow, you must demonstrate real leadership. Up to 93% of meaning is communicated non-verbally The feedback we receive tells us time and again that the learning is highly transferable and the changes are sustainable.

Interacting with horses at liberty (not on lead ropes) demands the same personal qualities that make for effective communication and relationships in work and life – awareness, clarity, focus, intention, energy, empathy and influence.

Naturally intimidating to many, horses are large and powerful. This creates a natural opportunity for some to overcome fear and develop confidence. Working alongside a horse, in spite of those fears, creates confidence and provides wonderful insight when dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations in business and life.

All of the exercises are presented in a manner that seem fun, but always have significant meaning behind them.

Utilizing horses to support self-discovery for individuals and groups promotes insight in a new and exciting manner and is incredibly effective.

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