Why Use Horses?

Horses are very much like humans in that they are social animals. They have defined roles within their herds. They would rather be with their peers. They have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods. An approach that seems to work with one horse, does not necessarily work with another. At times, they seem stubborn and defiant and other times like to play and have fun. In other words, horses provide vast opportunities for learning about ourselves.

Most importantly, horses have the ability to reflect our emotions and what our body language is telling them. Horses are honest, they meet you where you're at, they do not judge, they live in the moment, which makes them especially powerful messengers. 
They help in the process by promoting self-awareness, providing insight, and by teaching us to trust and communicate in new ways...empowering change.
Horses are congruent, they are the same inside and out, so what you see is what you get. They have the ability to meet the client where they are at in the moment.


Experience-centered. Clients participate in activities with the horses that require skills such as problem-solving, creative thinking, non-verbal communication, team-building.
Solution-oriented. The activities help our clients learn about themselves, identify issues and process their feelings, behaviors, and patterns.


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