This was a very interesting article about work with horses and how it can help people living with mood disorders.
Horses offer so many opportunities to challenge and delight us. Discovering each horses unique personality, their playfulness, stubbornness, laziness, all those things that make them different from one another, is an adventure. As we earn their trust and affection, we can learn to appreciate so much more about our lives. We have to step up and show leadership and build our self confidence as we find that this 1000+ lb creature will look to us to make decisions about what to do and where to go.
There are quiet moments when we can silently pour our hearts out to our “special friend” and there are exciting moments as we canter around an arena or go out on the trail.