Our horses have shown us that trauma can be transformed. And that we are not solely defined by the events that happened in our lives.
Miss Betsy was forced to be a drug horse runner, where they tie all the horses’ legs together to keep them from escaping. When they were done with her they left her in a barn to starve. She was so frightened of people, dogs, everything, she would bolt, kick anyone who came near her, even to feed, and when left alone, she would just stand and stare at the wall of her stall. After a couple of months of working with her with our soothing methods, she has become a total love bunny. She loves interacting with people, and being treated to all the good in the world.
Although at first terrified of dogs, here she is interacting with myself and Sophia, my service dog. The three of us were able to take soothing walks together.
She accepted Sophia as a pack member and could calmly eat in her presence.