The Herd


“Horses react to what lies in our hearts, not in our heads. They are not confused by the words we use to lie to ourselves or hide from others.” – Laurie Higgins-Kerley

As herd animals, it is critical for horses to live in the present at all times using their sensitivity and emotional intelligence to survive. Possessing this acute sensory awareness and authenticity, Horse can teach you to become more present and reconnect with your inner wisdom and intuition, as well as navigate difficult emotions.

In the Native American teachings, Horse is the teacher of the balance of power; that is, how we use our power and where we are out of balance with it in our lives.  Horse represents physical power AND unearthly power. The Spirit of the Horse teaches us that all pathways have equal validity.  True power is wisdom found in remembering your total journey. 

At Dove Creek there are an average of 30 horses that enjoy a canyon sanctuary of 500 acres of grassy plains where they roam in a “herd” environment, setting the stage for the continued healing of their minds and bodies. In addition to the financial support we have received, it is this unparalleled environment and painstaking care provided by our staff and volunteer team that enable us to successfully rehabilitate and rehome these wonderful majestic creatures. By meeting the needs of the horse, we have found we are meeting a much deeper need in people and are able to bring forth Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching with deep compassionate connection between human and horse.

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