Pegasus Equine Therapy is a safe and healing environment where children, youth and adults, who are experiencing challenges in their daily living, can obtain the tools they need to live a full and productive life. The horse is instrumental in facilitating these positive changes for people through equine assisted therapy and learning.
Why horses in affecting change? Horses capture our hearts as they embody many of the qualities we value: freedom, adventure, spirit, beauty, and friendship. For many years, I provided counseling to people of all ages, businesses and organizations in the “traditional” office setting, utilizing “talk therapy.”
Then I learned how horses were being brought into therapeutic settings and because of their perceptive and sensitive nature, horses, working as a team with a mental health therapist and equine specialist, are able to facilitate insight and understanding and affect positive change in people more readily than weeks or months of “traditional” therapy.
This is how Pegasus Equine Therapy came into being as I believe strongly in the animal-human connection, of which we have so much to learn, and the “power” of the horse-human connection in helping people grow and realize their potential. I like the quote by an unknown person: “Horses lend us the wings we lack.”
I wish for those who come through our gates positive life changes, through their experience in working with “our team” and the beauty of the equine therapy and learning.