The arena is filled with boys. Well, male horses. 3 big ones and 3 minis. Two of the minis are twins and they are following each other around. Two of the bigger horses are white and one is black/brown. One of the white ones (the one with the black specks) put his muzzle on my belly. I think he knows that I am pregnant.
As I stand there in the arena surrounded by these beautiful animals, I can't help but feel a sense of peace wash over me. I've heard about the healing power of horses, but I never truly understood it until now. The way they move and interact with one another is truly magical. It's as if they have a sixth sense and can detect what we need without us even saying a word.
As the white horse with black specks nuzzles my belly, I can't help but feel a surge of emotion. I'm pregnant and this horse seems to know it. As someone who has experienced sexual trauma in the past, the idea of having a baby girl fills me with anxiety and fear. What if I can't protect her? What if something happens to her like it did to me? These thoughts race through my mind as I stand there, but as I look around at the horses, I feel a sense of calm.
This experience has made me realize the power of equine-assisted therapy. Being surrounded by these gentle creatures has helped me feel more in touch with myself and my emotions. It's given me a safe space to explore my fears and anxieties, and to work through them in a way that feels natural and healing. As I leave the ranch that day, I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time. I know that I still have a lot of work to do, but with the help of these amazing horses and the compassionate therapists at Hearts Landing Ranch, I know that anything is possible. (Client)