Why are horses such great companions for healing and de-stressing?

There are numerous studies and research to back up the fact that being with animals is a great way to relax, de-stress and reconnect with your true self. I thought I would share here some of the most interesting articles I have found, grab a cuppa and enjoy reading!

Horses as healers:


Mindfulness and horses:

Also check out these short videos on the subject:

https://youtu.be/Z7EedCwJ4ww – horses helping  war veterans
https://youtu.be/sbu-hCxl9CQ – Payo the therapy stallion
https://youtu.be/o4y19IiNep4 – treating heroin addiction with horses

Pia Saari is the founder and owner of Country Quest Portugal. Throughout her life she has gathered extensive experience with horses in many different ways. She has worked with horses professionally in riding schools, livery yards and racing stables. She has worked in horse rescue and helped numerous horses recover from severe physical and mental negligence. She has studied equine ethology and psychology, learning theory and many other subjects relating to horses. Country Quest Portugal has a mission and a vision to make the world a better place for horses - sharing knowledge by an online course is a very important part of this mission. The course is priced low to make it accessible for everyone who wants to learn how to better care for their horses.