In our last post, we discussed the benefits of equine therapy, that we offer a number of services and extracurricular activities, including horseback riding. If you aren’t familiar with equine therapy, we’re here to tell you about some of the benefits. For centuries people have been relying on animals for a wide range of reasons, including companionship. And this goes beyond having a pet to take care of. Horses stand out because they have several unique effects on people that many other animals don’t replicate. In fact, there are many studies which indicate simply being around horses can have a natural, positive impact on one’s mental and emotional health.
There are a few ways in which equine therapy can benefit people. Simply learning how to take care of another animal can help someone to become more compassionate, caring, and understanding of the needs of others. But that’s not all. Developing a relationship with a horse, training to ride it, and simply being around the animal can have a wide range of benefits. Equine therapy has been known to improve work ethic, communication, responsibility, and so many other important qualities.
An important thing to keep in mind about horses is that they often mimic human behavior and body language. For example, many horses simply learn to dislike specific humans and walk away any time they are around. This means that a trusting relationship must be built from the ground up between a person and a horse, making it all the more rewarding when someone is able to ride a horse without issue.
You might be wondering, why are you focusing on equine therapy? Well, it is one of many extracurricular activities that young girls can do at Greenbrier Academy that helps them set goals.
At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we firmly believe that setting goals can be a great way to transform one’s life for the better and get started on a path to happiness and success. Setting a goal for yourself is something that takes very little effort initially, but can be tough to follow up on. However, following through with a goal and actually accomplishing it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever go through. We’re here to talk about some of the specific benefits that come along with goal setting.
Having a goal in mind can give you a clear vision of what you hope to accomplish. You may have some vague ideas about how you want to change your life, but actually writing a goal down and thinking about it every day can make the end vision clearer and more obtainable. In some cases, you may not even realize what you want for your future until you begin writing down some goals.
Setting your own goals is also a great way to hold yourself accountable. You are the one making the goal, so if you don’t achieve it, you can’t blame anyone else. Holding yourself accountable and not relying on other people is essential if you want to accomplish your goals, even if you may need some help along the way.
Most importantly, setting goals can give you the laser focus you need to be the person and have the life you were always meant to. Aim high with your goals, and work hard to complete them. We guarantee you won’t regret it!