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The Horse as a Healer

The Limbic System, located right under the cerebrum, is responsible for the feeling of emotions, behaviour, motivation, and long-term memory. It is remarkably similar to that found in horses.

“Both horses and humans have limbic systems that are remarkably similar, and both are highly social and need contact with others for their own neural regulation.”

Because of these similarities within the limbic system, working with horses from a therapeutic standpoint allows the horses to relate to the limbic system in humans. Since the horse does not have a largely developed neocortex (analytical brain), it enables them to come from a nonjudgmental place reflecting others behaviors. They respond to what is happening in the moment – based on comfort and safety. The natural state of rest within the horse species combined with being nonjudgmental can create a healing space of calm and trust. This allows limbic revision to take place – a way for a person to safely create new neurological pathways of how to respond to certain emotional patterns.

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She worked with and talked to her new equine best friend and the progress was phenomenal: such an increase in her self-confidence, her ability to communicate and express herself, and her becoming more open and willing to address some of the past grief and loss issues she had been ‘stuffing down inside. Her growing ability to begin to trust others was more touching than I can describe.

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With the connection of a horse, a non-judgemental entity that could do more for Symon than any human therapist in a clinical setting.

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I watched with sheer delight burdens being lift, as the persons body language reflected the release of trauma so fast. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking immediate clarity and release of what ails their spirit.

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