Horses naturally provide these benefits. Horses provide for our emotional needs in a way that we don’t even recognize. It just is. Horses are a powerful element of the therapeutic community in a field called Equine Assisted Learning. It is one of the most popular methods of experiential experiences used. It’s very purpose is to bring up the issues that are keeping you stuck energetically. Once released this allows you to move forward in a loving, confident, peaceful, self-honoring way.
Julie Forbes with Wings Bridges to Freedom is at the cutting edge of this tool! She is the only Energy Healing Facilitator that applys this modality out in the arena with the clients and horses both present. Working hand in hoof (so to speak) to assist the humans to release traumas, PTSD, limiting behaviors, addictive behaviors, etc.
You might ask: “Why horses? Why not other animals?” Horses can be intimidating to many because they are large and powerful. This creates a natural opportunity for some to overcome fear and develop confidence. Working alongside a horse, in spite of those fears, creates confidence and provides wonderful insight when dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations in life.
Humans and horses are social animals. We both have defined roles within our “herds.” We both would rather be with our peers. We all have distinct personalities, attitudes and moods; an approach that works with one horse (person) won’t necessarily work with another. At times, we seem stubborn and defiant. We both like to have fun. In other words, horses provide unlimited opportunities for metaphorical learning, an effective technique when working with even the most challenging individuals or groups. As a person is open to the symbolism of what they experience in an Equine based activity the options for implementation to create pure transformation are unlimited!
In an era when immediate gratification, the “easy way” or “right now!” are the norm, horses require people to be engaged in physical and mental “self-awareness” to be successful. This is a valuable lesson in all aspects of life.
Most importantly, horses mirror human body language. Some might complain, “This horse is stubborn. That horse doesn’t like me,” etc. What they are really saying is “I am stubborn”, “I don’t like me”, etc. The lesson is that if we are aware of our “being” and are willing to step into another way of “being”, the horses respectfully and rapidly respond to us differently. This also teaches us that the Humans that we interact with will do the same. Horses are as honest as the day is long! This makes them especially powerful teachers. Dragonfly Soul invites you to experience what they can teach you!