Why Horses

Ahava

Therapy and Wellness Center

“Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we will find the hoof print of the horse beside it”

-John Moore

WHY HORSES

Horses are highly sensitive to the slightest change in the emotions of the others in their herd, which means they can sense inconsistency between how we are feeling on the inside and how we are acting on the outside. You cannot fake “feeling fine” with a
horse, they can see past the outward expressions.


Simple interactions with them and even just being in their presence can bring buried
emotions to the surface and expose negative emotions and patterns of thoughts and
behaviors. Once aware of these patters, we can begin to Treat their root causes, Teach
ways to overcome them, begin to heal and Restore hope.

The Human/Horse Connection

For over 5000 years mankind has admired and relied on the strength of the horse.  The horse has carried us into battle, on adventures into unknown places, on hunts and on long cross-country journeys.  Horses have helped plow our fields, pull our wagons and carry our supplies.  They have helped us protect and provide for our families and forge our future. 

 

The horse’s strength has made them the perfect partner for mankind throughout the ages.  However, it is the spirit of the horse, their capacity to forgive, their willingness to trust, bond with us and to accept us for who we really are, regardless of mistakes made or life circumstance, that make the horse a perfect partner for healing.

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 Alternative Therapies

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unique program being offered in Halifax to help victims of bullying and sexual assault. Global's Natasha Pace explains. 

Horse therapy program in Nova Scotia giving support for sexual assault victims

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Equine-assisted psychotherapy allows returning veterans to spend time and create bonds with horses. (Fox 29 news Philadelphia.)

Equine-assisted therapy helps veterans transition to life after combat

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Horse Therapy as PTSD treatment. (Photo taken from video footage of story from FOX NEWS)

Veterans, experts say horse therapy shows promise as PTSD treatment​

BY ALEX DIAZ, FOX NEWS
JULY 29, 2019

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It's well-known that horses can have a calming impact on people. (photo taken from video footage of story from Springfield News.)

Equine-assisted Learning is helping veterans in Western New York

BY KATHERINE CHLOÉ CAHOON 

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We Need You!

We are a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit and rely completely on Donations.  Our first goal is to purchase a larger property and build horse facilities.  For more information on how you can help, info on our current fundraising goals, on becoming a Sponsor, on Joining our Board of Directors as a Non-Voting Member or how to Donate goods and services, click on the Horse Human Heart Icon.  Together, we can make a difference by providing healing and restoring hope!