“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
Equine therapy participants have an opportunity to see how they affect relationships in a unique way. The focus is on helping students develop, observe, and evaluate themselves by interacting with horses.
Through working with the horses, the girls are able to enhance important life skills, such as positive communication, trust, honest achievement, value congruent behavior, and anger management.
When students encounter a problem with a horse they are asked to approach the problem from the perspective of relationship, instead of just a horse problem.
Students ask questions such as “What is the horse telling me? What part do I play in this problem? What can I do differently?”
This approach helps our girls develop the invaluable proactive, self-evaluation skills with the benefit of almost instant feedback from the horses.