Throughout the program clients will be given the opportunity to work through issues of trust, fear, self-confidence, emotional responsibility, relationship skills, energy blockages, and self-awareness. Because horses are prey animals they are highly sensitive to their surrounding environment at the subtlest energetic levels. This is why they are so profoundly capable of reflecting for us our inner emotional state. Working with horses allows people to become conscious of where they are at and from this awareness one can decide how they might better adjust their state of being in order to achieve closeness and cooperation with a horse.
For people that have willingly embarked upon the journey of recovery, a relationship with a horse can be such a profound experience that fosters greater consciousness. Beyond the scientific explanations as to why they are such amazing therapy partners, horses are simply spiritual healers by nature. In certain native cultures the shaman’s horse would carry him to the spirit world to retrieve the lost souls of his patients. Through modified natural horsemanship practices, to guided meditations with horses, clients can begin to explore their innermost workings alongside a non-judging companion, and retrieve their own lost soul.