For everything from autism to cerebral palsy to PTSD to self-esteem, horses are proving an invaluable and increasingly mainstream resource. Here's why.
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EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy) can help equestrians recover mentally from riding accidents and other scares.
People with hoarding disorder can find themselves caring for too many animals, which results in secrets, shame and suffering. What can be done about it?
Many riders are faced with having to retire, re-home or re-purpose their horses at some point. Get help making and living with the decision.
If you can learn how to estimate your time well, prioritize, say no and stop procrastinating, you can find more ways to fit horses into your busy life.
The one thing that barn drama, toxic workplaces and dysfunctional families all have in common is they are filled with personal boundary violations.
Nervous tension in a rider is transmitted to the horse. Try these mindfulness exercises to get over your nerves and calm down quickly and efficiently.
Megan Pinfield, a Clinical Counsellor that specializes in working with equestrians, says she often sees a reluctance to seek help for mental health issues.
Resisting things we can’t change causes us to suffer mentally. Accepting them helps us look at equestrian and life problems in a more constructive way.
Sometimes, whether you intend to or not, you end up becoming involved in barn politics. Try these tips to ensure a peaceful, drama-free environment.