Horses' nature and defense mechanisms are perfectly aligned to teach humans how to:
Equines have been used in leadership development programs, team building exercises, therapeutic interventions, as well as trauma treatments. Horses have earned their place across nearly every discipline due to their unique ability to connect with human beings.
Family conflict, addiction, mental health, domestic violence, child abuse, and similar issues lead to the need for family court intervention. These entrenched narratives, however, typically serve as a shield, insulating parties from taking ownership of their part of the problem and their role in the solution.
Our work with horses positions the animal as a natural intervenor. The objective is for each participant to eventually communicate from a safe space. Trust is critical for this to occur and is built through the use of three critical principles:
These principles are similar to the skills people need to be effective communicators: