I recently had the opportunity to be involved with what to me was a new therapeutic method called Equine Assisted Learning . I happened to stumbled over this therapy after hours of googling and googling (as parents do) after our 6 year old son, had been diagnosed with quite a few issues and was at the time suffering from several stress related disorders including anxiety, OCD (confessional), emotional concerns and he was also being bullied which at the time he couldn’t identify. The ‘professionals’ had recommended we medicate him, something that my husband and I didn’t want to do at this time.
At first my husband and I were very skeptical, but after a little bit of research we decided to give it a try, our thoughts were if it helps great, if not at least we tried, right?
So off we went to meet Fifi. Upon arriving that day, I noticed how peaceful the setting was. I saw two horses in a fence area of the barn and after meeting Fifi I knew we could work together, Fifi was warm, caring, understanding and my son was so at ease he didn’t want to leave.
Over the coming weeks and months my son and the horses got to know each other and worked together amazingly, when we 1st started my son was a nervous, anxious and emotional little person, who I can report today is a totally different child, he has lots of friends now, enjoys school, is calm, less sensitive, thinks he is a comedian and has the attitude that he can do anything he applies himself too, he is a new person, all without medication!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Fifi to you and your families, it may not be for you, but just what if it is and what if it works, like it did for my family?