Aggressive, violent, or antisocial behaviors often go hand-in-hand with alcohol and drug addiction. Addressing these behavioral issues can be an important part of the treatment plan because these behavioral patterns can be harmful to the patient and their loved ones. These violent tendencies often take an addiction that requires treatment to a criminal court and subsequent prison sentence, so it’s crucial to take meaningful action.
When individuals work with a horse in a therapeutic setting, they immediately see how the horse reacts to their mood, tone of voice, and body language. This clear, honest, and unbiased feedback helps the patients identify which behaviors are hurtful and discover new and positive ways to assert themselves. Therefore, the importance of trust and respect in all relationships is reinforced.