Loss seems a single issue, but it is not. Not only do other related problems arise along with new fears, all of these together can compound over time, creating depression, isolation, and anxiety. It is completely understandable that loss of a loved one increases the risk of early death for the one remaining. Surprisingly, It is our observation that the longer and more significant the relationship the less likely the one left takes action to recover.
Horses have the ability to break this cycle, but not by riding or doing horse care. All this is fine, but in our view this is just palliative, well short of what a horse and therapist can, and should, attain. Integrative Equine Therapy is a deeper, more interactive approach. Young girls know the power of the horse; and they remember this when they are older.