Horses can put their 50 million years of successful existence down to healthy boundaries and expert communication on a non-verbal level. As prey animals, horses have an instinctual fear of danger and can read the intentions of another from a great distance. This means they are able to accurately tell what we are really feeling – even if we are not yet aware of it. Thus, they act as a mirror to what is going on in our lives, giving instant, honest feedback which is a catalyst to our healing.
Due to their sheer size and physical presence the horse can incite different reactions and emotions from us depending upon our life experiences. This creates a natural opportunity to examine the power dynamics that exist within our relationships.
Horses are naturally curious, social creatures who do not worry about ego, looks or qualifications and have no ulterior motives. They stay in the present moment and provide unconditional acceptance, a major factor in the healing process.