Working with horses has to be experienced – it simply can't be put into words. Why are horses one of the keys to our work? Horses live within a herd structure, just as we humans do. Their rules for cooperation, however, are different. Knowing that they can only survive together, they are always striving to care for one another. Horses give much more than they require in return. They always give us a second chance.
Horses strive for tranquility, harmony, and peace. Their inner-connectedness makes them strong and peaceful and this is reflected outwardly by a dignified strength and joyful energy. Horses show us that there is no contradiction in being strong, yet humble and serving. Strength is not loud and destructive. Strength is quiet, graceful, grounded and loving. Horses allow you to get close, but also demand respect; they don't let you just walk all over them. They manage to strike an admirable balance between self-valuation and honest esteem for others.
Horses open our hearts and at the same time show us our limits, fears, and the obstacles in our path, but also our potential. They direct us back to ourselves and lead us on the path of loving self-acceptance. Nowhere else in life have I yet received such a degree of honest feedback. To engage in dialogue with horses brings us to our limits at times, however when we overcome these limits, and so the way to endless growth, inner peace, and zest for life is opened up.