Equine therapy: connect with horses for wellbeing
Take the example of the coach Rachel Larquier, she was stuck in an addictive work situation and escaped from it with the help of horses. Not by riding itself but with a relationship with an animal that is so close to man. “It’s a sincere creature that accepts you just the way you are. Contact with it always does you good. Afterwards, you always feel so much lighter,” Rachel points out.
She sees people in the morning or afternoon (half a day is sufficient) who have sometimes never been around horses. The first meeting with a horse in liberty is in the calmness of a field. There are no expectations made of you nor are there any challenges to face, you just need to be yourself. It’s a wonderful down-to-earth experience!
The animal will listen to someone who is sincere and will connect with them. Stroking the silky coat of an affectionate giant creates a feeling of well-being that exposes our deepest emotions and brings peace within ourselves and with the world… You lose track of time because, with a horse, time stands still, and the signs of progress are subtle … But suddenly, you feel an explosion of emotions and everyone says the same thing, “I feel good even though I’ve done nothing.”
This experience can be enjoyed in a riding centre near Amiens.