How do horses help people recover from trauma?
Well one of the things horses do is they create a very safe environment for people. Most of the time people have experienced trauma is at the hands of other people, so to work with a horse, and to not have to talk very much in our therapy, is really helpful.
Another way horses help is that they can show you what’s going on. So, if someone has a major shift, a horse behaves differently, and in that shift in behavior, it’s very apparent to a person that a part has let go.