Why use horses?

  • Horses have the ability to elicit strong feelings and emotions in people. They provide the opportunity to explore these feelings/emotions when they arise. Emotions such as fear, anxiety, panic, sadness, grief, anger, rage, happiness and joy may be evoked when being around the horses.
  • Horses also model awareness and safety and survival .
  • Horses offer unique feedback to how clients behave around them.
  • Horses are very sensitive to people’s behaviour and respond differently to subtle changes in an individual’s mood and/or behaviour.
  • Horses model relationships through their interactions with one another.