Here’s the “why” about what we do and how it can be so incredibly powerful 💪🐴 🧠 ✌️
You may wonder, why horses for mental health and not other animals?
Horses have been found to act similarly to humans in their social and responsive behavior. It’s easy for people to connect with the horse as they reflect many aspects of ourselves.
Just being near horses or stroking them can reduce stress and anxiety levels and increase a sense of wellbeing. It doesn’t involve humans trying to imitate the way horses interact with one another. It’s a symbiotic and dynamic process that recognizes horses as sensitive, decision-making beings.
Source: Andrea Petitt. Keri Brandt-Off. “Intelligent bodies: Embodied subjectivity human-horse communication” Apr 2022.