ABC News: Sexual abuse survivors find joy through horse therapy. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwtYyWnjU
She says horses are useful for therapy — in part — because they evolved with humans.
“They learned how to observe the environment, how to read subtleties, so they will read incongruences in a person,” Ms Botros said.
“They will pick it up because their survival is based on that. And, they will give that immediate feedback.”
That feedback may come while walking with a horse through an obstacle course, where sexual abuse victims are encouraged to imagine the markers and poles as their personal problems.