Horses are extraordinarily responsive to human emotions and they can offer many positive opportunities for people to grow and heal.
Touch and physical contact is vital. For many, human touch has been painful and comes with fear and baggage. As the horses are touched, they are touching backand it is safe and on the hurting person's terms.
Horses see into you and somehow know when a heart is hurting and they immediately respond. Hurting people know that horses understand.
With horses, people enjoy a wholesome connection and communication with another living being in a non-exploitative relationship of mutual trust. Horses can keep our deepest secrets without any judgement.
The benefits are actually mutual. Horses also love "their human". For many this trusted relationship builds a foundation to be able to open up again and begin to trust proper human friendships.
Naturally intimidating to many, horses are large and powerful. This creates a natural opportunity to overcome fear and develop confidence, which will transfer to other intimidating and challenging situations in life.