Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy incorporates horses into the therapeutic process. The horse is an intuitive, honest, and responsive being. Because horse herds closely resemble the family system, our interactions with horses can lead to awareness of how we relate to ourselves and others. Each horse’s distinct personality may remind you of someone you know, eliciting emotions and behaviors that can be processed in a safe and non-judgmental way.
New insights, skills, and successes developed with the horses transfers to each participant's everyday life. Medicine Horse provides a fun, challenging and unique environment in which human growth, healing and potential may be achieved.
I am so grateful for Medicine Horse...It's making a big difference in my life; I feel more peace in my day-to-day and thus feel more grounded for whatever experiences come my way. I love feeling the energy of the horses and the relationship they are willing to have with me.
- Saoirse Charis-Graves
Operation Be Herd
A group for active service members and veterans of all branches of the military, Operation Be Herd partners with horses to bring a unique approach to emotional and relationship healing. Observing and interacting with horses, we develop insights into concepts such as how to decrease our reactivity, increase our presence and focus, and how to be with difficult and overwhelming emotional experiences.
Working with horses, we engage in activities that teach mindfulness, regulation, and healthy communication. Learning from the herd, we can connect as a group to create a community that promotes growth, learning, and a sense of inner calm.