Equine Therapy – Why Horses?Because horses are large and powerful, they create an opportunity for us to overcome fear and develop confidence. Working along-side a horse seems to be extremely successful in the development of courage and even trust. Horses are straightforward and honest, so this makes them incredible messengers.Horses, like humans have distinct personalities, therefore we have to be adaptable when being with them. They tend to be stubborn, so people, including kids, learn effective techniques in dealing with challenges and seem to develop better problem solving skills.
Horses require us to work, whether in caring for them or working with them. In a time of instant gratification and wanting things easy, horses require people to be patient and engaged both physically and mentally. This is a most valuable lesson for our own growth and development.
Horses have an emotional intelligence that humans have yet to adopt. They are advanced in the emotions of gratitude and forgiveness. These two feelings are the greatest vehicles towards a more peaceful and powerful life.
A horse seems to have a deep soul, beyond what one can explain. When we are in their presence, we tend to meet our own soul. What a gift to us, what a gift!