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Horses and Human Health

Horses Prove Ideal as Human Leadership Tutors

For the past 8,000 years, horses have accelerated human development, ploughing our fields and carrying our goods. Today, we no longer require their muscle power. Instead, we need their intuition and wisdom for the more subtle challenges of mastering soft skills and becoming authentic leaders.

Leaders who can’t harness intelligence in body and brain — head, heart and gut aligned together — are at a distinct disadvantage in today’s complex and volatile business environment. Horses are exceptionally well suited to guide a learning process that facilitates this. 

Tim Hayes on his Book - The Power of Horses to Heal

Tim Hayes and Santa HorseWhen I set out to write RIDING HOME ~ The Power of Horses to Heal I wanted to share about the profound emotional healing one can experience from today's equine therapy. I also wanted people to discover the joy, empowerment and self-awareness they could receive by simply having a relationship with horse.

Veteran Barn Door Project Helping America's Vets

Veteran Barn Door ProjectLocal war veterans are learning to overcome PTSD and traumatic brain injuries by working with horses through the Veteran Barn Door Project, a nonprofit organization.

“When I returned from Afghanistan in 2010, I had some serious PTSD,” said Steven DePalma, founder of the Veteran Barn Door Project. “I didn’t know it at the time. I was suffering from what’s known as survivor’s guilt.”

Riding Therapies Offered at Huntington Beach Equestrian Center

Eddie Brennan is all charged up. The 4-year-old, who is autistic, has already raced through a puddle, and he writhes as his nanny struggles to remove his shoes and socks.

But when Brennan climbs on the back of Kattie, a dark bay therapy horse, something magical happens.

The kinetic little boy melts into the horse, contented and somehow soothed. He sits or lies on its back — even rides backward. It’s as if he has a connection to the horse.

Otra Mas EAP Program is Changing Lives

May with a HorseAs a professional ballroom dancer and teacher, Shelly May was accustomed to being the center of attention.

The glare of the spotlight, the flamboyant costumes donned during competition, the students who followed every stomp of her feet and swing of the hips. It all suited the self-described "mover and shaker" with an infectious personality to a tee.

Rebel Equi-Learning: Horses Teaching Humans

Rebel Equi-LearningRENNER, S.D. -Professional development is an important process for every working man and woman to go through to help them become better leaders in the workplace and communicate effectively with coworkers.
 

Alabama's TROT Gets Kids Out of Classrooms, on to Horses

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. — A non-profit organization and local businesses are helping children with special needs in Tuscaloosa County get out of the classroom and on to a horse.
Sophia's teachers spent the morning cheering her and her classmates on as they made their way around a course on horseback. Sophia is one of eight children with special needs at Vance Elementary working with Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa, or TROT.

Horses Helping Veterans Heal in Aiken and Saratoga Springs

Veteran and Horse at Saratoga War HorseAs Matthew Shepherd locked eyes with a thoroughbred race horse, the world suddenly stopped.
 
The stress of lost job opportunities, strained relationships at home and visions of civilian casualties in Iraq all seemed to melt away with the falling rain this week at the Equine Rescue of Aiken for the disabled Army veteran.

Horse Boy Foundation: Equine Therapy Helps Autistic Children

When Sheryl Barto saw the movie “Horse Boy,” it struck a deep chord, and she knew she had to get involved.
 
The movie chronicles an autistic boy and his family’s journey to Mongolia to visit a shaman in search of a cure for autism. But more important to Barto, the story is about how horses opened a line of communication between the boy and his family, she said.
 

Transitions In Stride Offers EAGALA-Based Therapy

Susanne Riemer of New IpswichThere’s more than one way to corral a horse. But what does the method we use tell us about ourselves?

Susanne Riemer of New Ipswich is a clinical social worker. Most of her career has been spent in an office, seeing one client after another.

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