THE POWER OF THE HORSE
EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY WILL HELP YOU GREET YOUR DAY WITH INTENTION, FOCUS, LOVE & RESPECT
The experience with horses provides a natural entry into the emotional questions—and answers—that give your life connective energy and meaning.
With individual Equine-Assisted Therapy, it’s a one-on-one, intimate encounter with the horse. This can be very therapeutic for young adults suffering with addictions. If you have body image problems, you can relate to the touching of the horse, which appreciates the concern. As you groom the horse, you can feel the nicks and scrapes on the horse’s body and talk about your own scars. You begin to understand that all creatures have wounds, but all are beautiful. Self esteem, self respect automatically rises. And problems begin to find living solutions.
For the Hamiltons at Rancho Bosque and for the teens that enter the Round Pen, the horse is a living metaphor for healing and strength, a wise teacher, and, as Jane says, “ a wonderful partner.” Article written by Sue Hunter
Excerpt from Mental Fitness Magazine for Teens & Parents.