Four: Thirteen Therapeutic Riding Association
Through Horses' Eyes
Are you interested in:
Developing life skills?
Gaining more independence?
Learning about teamwork?
Strengthening relationships in your life?
Let our horses teach you how!
How Do Horses Facilitate Learning?
Horses are born survivors. As prey animals, horses have highly developed senses. Research shows they can sense a human heart beat over 75 yards away. This along with their innate instincts have made them exceptionally well suited for reading our body language and sensing what we are feeling.
Horses live in the moment and do not have the ability to lie. With these traits they are able to give participants instant, genuine, non judgmental reactions to any situation.
As facilitators, we interpret these reactions. Participants become aware and accountable for their behaviours and are then encouraged by facilitators to find their own solutions. In doing so, participants are able to utilize these newly acquired life skills to find solutions to similar situations in the future by applying what they have learned through the horse.