I am the founder of HHPDA (Horses Helping People with Depression and Anxiety). I have seen horses give myself and people hope when they are at their lowest and create confidence when they had such low esteem, it is truly remarkable. It is one of the many reasons I started HHPDA.
After a bad fall back in 2010, I looked into International horse trainer Monty Roberts methods. I attended his horsemanship courses at his farm in California, to understand more about horses, and why they act the way they do. This is when my ‘journey’ with horses began, learning how therapeutic and truly amazing they are. Monty is the reason I got back on a horse and bought my own horse Harvey. I then attended the EAGALA trainings in UK and attended the trainings again in California. It was very interesting to see the different perspectives in the UK and California. The cultural differences on how it was taught was fascinating and very exciting!
I truly believe that Depression and Anxiety doesn't have to be a life sentence, and doesn't have to hold people back from achieving what they want. I am proof that horses can help you overcome your struggles and hope to help others do the same.