“I call them land dolphins because they read us and respond to us, energetically.”
Jane Davis, LMSW, Founder, Riders of the Sage
WHY THE HORSE
Equine Assisted Healing is a modality using horses to promote emotional, spiritual and physical growth without ever getting on a horse. As prey animals, horses have the capacity to read us and respond to us energetically.
Horses are large and often intimidating creatures, which allow you to deal with your fear and also to gain trust with them.
The horse will give you immediate feedback about your own actions and body language through mirroring. If you are tense and nervous, the horse will mirror these feelings.“Accomplishing a task involving the horse, in spite of those fears, creates confidence and provides wonderful metaphors for dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations,” said Lynn Thomas, co-founder of EAGALA.
Participants often feel like they should be comfortable around horses to participate in equine assisted healing. In reality, even those who are uncomfortable around horses, have extraordinary experiences.
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