Research shows that youth who typically shun physical and emotional closeness with other people will often accept it from an animal.
Because horses react only to behavior and emotions and are not biased by physical appearance or past choices, the youth is allowed to interact in a completely non-judgmental framework.
Being a prey and herd animal our four-legged therapists are hyper vigilant and sensitive, thus making them keen observers. This means that their feedback is provided earlier and more consistently than with humans.
With their innate tendency to mirror behavior, physical movements and emotions, our horses help "their kid" to be more aware of themselves and to feel understood.
Feedback and mirroring are just a few examples of how our horse's consistency helps our youth to heal, while increasing self-awareness and confidence.
Help us care for our crucial four-legged team members!
Every horse is a priceless part of our team and their quality care includes many expenses such as hay, grain, vet care, and tack. Our monthly cost per horse is around $300. Both full and partial monthly sponsorships are available.
Consider how you can help us give the gift of "horsey healing" today.