Over time, people can develop relational patterns that become entrenched and damaging to building healthy, productive relationships. These patterns are typically a result of loss, stress, depression, trauma, or pathology. While these patterns may at one time have helped them survive, they have become problems that undermine intimacy, trust, and understanding in one’s relationships.
Horses are emotional creatures and react to the mood of whoever is in their presence. While working with the horses, students receive sincere, immediate feedback based entirely on the way a student communicates verbally and non-verbally with the horse in the moment. This serves as a teaching moment for the student, enabling them to adjust their communication patterns based on the interaction.