At HorseLink, we’re often asked of our equine-assisted programs, “But what do you do, exactly?” The answer is not as simple as it sounds. That’s because our facilitators work with each participant within a group, choosing a horse-partner and designing interactive exercises based on each person’s needs.
For one person, it may begin with just getting comfortable around a horse and earning his or her trust. For another, it might include gaining confidence and awareness through grooming, working in the round pen, learning to give spoken commands or to “read” body-language cues. No riding is involved and safety is paramount.