coping with emotions in social isolation
Strength and Learning Through Horses help people to understand their own emotions and behaviours by working with horses and thinking about how human and horse behaviour and emotions are similar.
If a horse gets injured or sick we often have to separate them from their herd and confine them to their stables for weeks or months until they are healed (we call this box rest).
We've been thinking about how this separation from other horses can cause distress in horses and how this is similar to the experience of people all over the world at the moment during COVID19 lockdown. We hope our thoughts are useful in helping you cope with social distancing and stay connected during lockdown.