In addition to traditional counseling, Red Barn Stables offers equine assisted therapy and wellness activities. Horses have the innate ability to quickly connect to what a person is experiencing and feeling, and they provide non-judgmental support and feedback. While interacting with the horses, metaphors emerge – metaphors which often enable greater insight into thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns. Horses are able to help a person tap into deep, hidden emotions where words often fail. A guiding premise of this work is that each of us has the solutions we need within ourselves, and the direct work with the horses helps facilitate the discovery and realization of those solutions. Participants routinely gain confidence, clarity, release, and resolve after equine assisted therapy. No prior experience with horses is necessary - there is no riding - all activities take place on the ground.