Horses are hyper-vigilant animals, detecting the slightest sound, smell, or movement, and can sense the emotions and intentions of those around them. This psychological mirroring provides instant feedback to the participant. During the session spent with your horse, you will be able to focus on personal goals, seeing your true self reflected through a nonjudgmental mirror, meeting your full potential that is always there inside you.
Learn how to set healthy boundaries.
Develop mutual respect, teamwork, and self esteem.
Learn the difference between dominance and leadership.
Learn clearer communication methods by having mind and body in the same place at the same time.
Rebuild healthy relationships at home and in the workplace.
Help bridge the transition between military culture and civilian life for all family members.
For many individuals who have served in our military, the ability to remain relaxed in the present moment and make important connections with other people is more difficult than most of the general public. Often, this is a by-product of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Additionally, when serving in the military, there is a demand for all individuals to be acutely aware of their surroundings at all times due to the perilous conditions faced each day. For many who have served, this hyper-vigilant state does not subside when returning to re-integrate into society. Making connections with civilians is challenging often resulting in a sense of isolation even when returning to home, friends and family.
"If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself... then truth will not be withheld from you."