Horses relate via energy and emotions, sensing intentions and mirroring what is happening in those around them. They do not analyse or judge and they do not hold grudges. They accept you for you. Letting go of psychological defences helps people reconnect with their feelings and develop insight into their difficulties, which forms the starting point of change.
EFP removes the constraints of office-based therapy. The experiential nature of the therapy means that insights are often faster and longer-lasting than in conventional talking therapies.
The benefits of building relationships with horses are often translated into relationships with people outside of therapy.