This program directly involves human services. My name is Shari and I am the founder of Healing With Horses. I personally found myself in a horrific auto accident in 1994 which left me permanently disabled, unable to speak, walk and reason due to severe Trauma, Broken Bones, Internal Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injury.
I found myself desperate to find ways to cope with my unique situation to allow me to rehabilitate and heal myself in an unconventional way.... (read more) I met a variety of people along the way different ages from all walks of life. The programs here are very personal to me. Through the use of horses I was provided with self growth, compassion and motivation to get myself through the most difficult time of my entire life through the rescuing of horses.
Along with our counselors, mentors, certified instructors we are able to provide personalized programs with our horses providing security, compassion and acceptance to meet their particular need. The horse human bond has been known for its healing power for many centuries.
The use of the horse is now in a therapeutic role, from helping wounded veterans regain functionality, to augmenting the development of struggling youth. Two principal programs have developed, which may appear similar from a distance, but have different focus. The process of becoming one of the herd, has us slow down, become more present in time. Horses cues happen within seconds. When humans slow down and calm their breathing, feel from the heart and trust in their bodies communication system, they become at peace with themselves and their environment. One begins to feel connected to the energy of all that is.