The unique nature of the horse is what makes the therapy so successful. The horse doesn’t lie or deceive. As the horse builds trust it connects with the person.
Horses are large, powerful, and naturally intimidating to many. This creates an inherent opportunity for some to overcome fear and develop confidence.
Working alongside a horse, in spite of those fears, creates confidence and provides powerful insight when dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations in life.
Horses are dynamic, powerful, curious, social and highly sensitive living beings. By utilizing these characteristics this therapy has proven to be highly effective.
Like humans, horses have distinct personalities, attitudes and moods. Horses provide vast opportunities for metaphorical learning.