HEALING WITH HORSES
Animal Interaction Accommodation
in Howick, Midlands & Battlefields,
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Sacred Horse Labyrinth
At Healing with Horses we provide specialist professional mental health and
personal development services through animal assisted activities. We work with
horses in a unique, non-traditional way and anyone can participate. The horses
help humans with life skills and emotional well-being. The Sacred Horse
Labyrinth is one of our key activities to help people of all ages explore their
life journey in a creative, active way. It is set in a small valley in natural
grassland beside a river and waterfall.
Our labyrinth honors a time when humans and horses shared a deep connection and
relationship for mutual benefit, before horses became beasts of burden and tools
for warfare. Walking beside a horse you go through the labyrinth while
reflecting on life, relationships and inner direction. It is a fun activity and
playful, sharing humour and laughter while doing some serious reflecting.
The labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your inner self and
back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are and a
deeper sense of connection and compassion. Walking a labyrinth is considered an
'active meditation', i.e. moving while meditating. The single circular spiral
path leads you to the centre in the middle and back out again.
All our activities are facilitated by well-trained individuals, with care for
different levels of experience and need. Safety is paramount and ethical
treatment of the animals, humans and the environment is ensured. The experience
is unforgettable, the horses amazing and the wisdoms and insights offer food for
thought long after leaving.
Current options are self-guided (no horse, no human facilitator from R50 p.p),
Facilitated (we provide horse & human facilitator from R200 p.p), Bring your own
horse (from R80 p.p). Picnic site available.
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