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What Horses Really Want

Love, understanding, trust. These are the words we hear to describe what people look for in relationships, and while they may guide our actions with one another, do they apply to our relationships with horses?

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What Horses Really Want

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  1. Claire, I agree with you completely! I run an equine assisted learning & therapy center in northern Virginia, and I witness clients regularly projecting their own human needs, emotions and insecurities onto the horses. Safety is a horse’s fundamental concern and need. We actually use this with great success when working with at-risk youth, who have tended to NOT have their basic needs met. The horses’ basic need for safety is a great model for these youth, who are seeking how to get their needs met constructively and how to build trust with others.
    Thanks for your article.


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