ADHD is not just a childhood condition

Most of the time when we are talking about someone with ADHD we are talking about children or teens, but the truth is that many adults deal with this mental health issue.

In an interesting article ‘ADHD: it’s not just for children,‘ Suzanne Allard Livingston explores many aspects of
adult ADHD, including the challenges of relearning a lifetime of behaviors.

One of the many areas we address in our work with horses is ‘focus’. Horses help us learn to be present and in the moment. If we are not, horses will often take advantage of the opportunity to do what they want, which may not be what we are asking them to do. From haltering and leading to riding, when you are working with a horse there are a multitude of things to be cognizant and focused on. We encourage our clients to slow down and connect with their horses, stressing how this bond will make their work with their horses not only easier, but more reqarding. We help our clients become more aware and focused on what is going on right in front of them, while at the same time being able to anticipate and react appropriately to things ‘coming down the road’.

Whether you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ADHD or just struggles with focus and being present, we would love to have you come on out, take a tour, meet our incredible horses, share what is going on with you and learn how we might be able to help. Call or email to schedule a visit.

 

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