Horses are naturally social animals with personalities, fears, attitudes and moods. Being prey animals, they depend on communication for safety and are sensitive to the energy around them. This means they will respond appropriately to human interaction, which allows us to experience a sense of connection and participation without the negative feelings we are often used to.
Horses are herd animals and are very much influenced by the behaviour and body language of those around them.
Equines are generally sensitive and are incapable of lying. They give immediate feedback and any reactions are unbiased and unconditional.
A horse will accept without judgement and has no concern with weight, appearance, agenda, status or outer body – A horse is purely interested in our inner story and therefore encourages us to stay in the present moment.
Even though a horse is large, powerful animal, they rely on us to feel safe. Horses act as an emotional mirror – they sense moods, read body language and are aware of our mind state, often before we know ourselves. Horses and humans both seek the same feelings of trust and connection, and very quickly a person can realise this, enabling them to form an equal bond that is uplifting and inspiring.