I've recently come across two Equine Assisted Therapy practitioners, one in the Pennines and one in the South Downs.
Their stables were similarly hidden away in the quietest of locations. So much so for the South Downs practice, that you can only reach the valley where it's located by going along a seemingly endless and narrow single-track lane (really hoping you don't meet something coming the other way). It is more than worth it though, because when you arrive at the stables and fields, you really do feel like you have this beautiful, little world all to yourself.
However, regardless of locations, the work that these Horse Therapy practitioners do is so impressive… and, because horses are so amazing at connecting to people, without judgement.
Their sensitivity is essential in the wild for survival and it is this that enables a horse to pick up on what we are feeling, then reflect it through their body language back to us.
This powerful mirror of ourselves displayed in the horse, enables individuals to learn about their own emotions and behavioural patterns. Through trying different approaches to get the horse to accept them in unity, people can discover ways to make positive and lasting changes. This in turn positively impacts their relationships with other people, and helps them to lead happier and more fulfilled lives.
For more info, contact Becky at 'The Haven', nr Chichester, West Sussex -
Jacqui at 'Pastures New', Littleborough, Lancashire -
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