In this blog I wrote for Natural Lifemanship, I explore the two major camps of Equine Therapy we see in the field today (of course, not everyone falls into these two groups). In the equine healing professions it seems horses are treated as either tools for our benefit, or as other-worldly, all-knowing higher beings. What does this do to the therapy to believe either of these things? How is our work impacted, how are our clients impacted? It's a topic worth exploring for anyone going into the field. In Natural Lifemanship, we strive for a middle ground where a hierarchy is unnecessary - we are creatures with wants and needs, as are they, and a mutually beneficial relationship is possible if we really try.
Enjoy - and please leave a comment if you feel inclined!