These days, just about everybody, including kids, are using more and more devices to connect to each other and the world. From X-box to cell phones, lap tops to computer games, technology dominates our lives. Kids “text” each across a room. We e-mail our friends and family rather than spending time together. For many this has led to a feeling of isolation and even depression. Without positive, face-t0-face interactions, interpersonal skills may begin to “atrophy” and the person may begin to question their value.
In this post on Psych Central they talk about how interacting with a horse can help us reclaim our feelings of worthiness and being connected. The fact is that horses accept each other and us at face value. What you see is what you get. They don’t care how tall you are, how much you weigh, the color of your hair or how much money you have. As long as you are kind and treat them with respect they respond in a positive way. Unless you give them a reason to think otherwise, you are ok. In our world today, that’s a very special quality.