Sponsorship for: Monty, Captain, Brandy, Granny, Sweetie Pie, Lucky, Dixie, Rebecca, Rachyl, or Truffles
Healing and change takes more than talking. Horses are highly intuitive and sensitive beings
who have a special ability to connect in ways that help you become present-focused, to
identify your feelings, and to work through emotional and behavioral barriers without shame
or stigma. Horses are large and powerful, and it is hard to ignore their presence - much like a
seemingly impossible life issue. As such, horses can provide a metaphor for events or
situations in your life. Difficult feelings and situations cannot always be put into words, and
sometimes it's better not to try. Bringing horses into the treatment process compels you to be
in the present moment, so that you aren’t focusing on the past or worrying about the future,
but dealing with what’s going on now. This allows you to look at your life with clarity and
groundedness. Physically engaging with horses while you are also processing what’s going on
emotionally, you have the opportunity to “rewrite” your life stories and move forward. Horses
provide a relationship for safe healing to occur, even without verbalizing.
All of our horses are instrumental in our program. Granny the oldest who turned 42 this year, Monty who is 32 and the then Captain the big Shire who just wants to be a lap horse. Brandy who is very selective in who is invites into her world. Sweetie Pie & Dixie our mini's with a big spirit. Lucky our old pony who loves to be part of our traveling ranch. Then the Donkeys Rebecca and Rachyl Mom and Daughter and Truffles who just join SJA.