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At Hope for Hooves Rescue, we know firsthand that horses and farm animals can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, as well as many other mental health concerns. Emotional healing takes place from being around these large, loving animals.
How Horses Provide Healing:
Anxiety: Research suggests that horses may have a sixth sense that can identify anxiety, thus helping individuals identify these emotions in themselves.
Depression: Horses can help build confidence, communication skills, trust, social skills, impulse control, and also help learn boundaries.
Trauma: The emotional healing that begins with the non-judgmental acceptance of a horse enables individuals to feel safe enough to be themselves.
PTSD: Through horse-human interaction, individuals learn how to recognize their feelings, regulate emotions, and communicate better, as well as build trust and come to trust themselves again.
People in Recovery: Spending time with horses has been linked with increased happiness and decreased stress.
Neurodiversity: Horses calm individuals with neurodiversity, allowing them to focus, think, and accept training. They learn to communicate verbally and physically with their horse. They learn to focus on something outside themselves.
As you can see horses play an extremely important role when it comes to human emotional and mental disorders. This is why we love partnering with other organizations, to help bring healing to those in our community who are currently experiencing any type of emotional or mental anguish.