You learn by doing, so whether individual, at-risk youth, families, marriages, or groups, horses can be “powerful teachers”, as they respond to the herd around them. With the help of skilled facilitators and challenging activities, experiential learning becomes a type of self-therapy, as you change from reacting to responding in the midst of a relational challenge.
The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart,
then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant,
wake into life and form character.
— Abigail Adams