Up for debate- quote from a book
I am reading "The Tao of Equus" by Linda Kohanov. Here is the quote...... "..... equine-facilitated therapy employs a form of biofeedback for practicing self-awarness, emotional management, and relationship skills that human role-playing exercises and discussion groups can't begin to access."
It talks about how horses make split second adjustments to good and bad feelings from their handlers, which offers us rewards or consequences for our actions but also for our ability to assess the horses true feelings and adjust to them..... it says humans make judgements based on one or two impressions and that once set, they are hard pressed to change...... but if the same person does the same thing with a horse, they get rewarded with positive response from the horse "while [the horse is]continuing to call on.... the inappropriate expressions of anger".....
I could not agree more. This is a very powerful statement to me and explains why owning a horse is good for my soul. What do you think??