While the Canadian Forces uses teambuilding, communications training and leadership development to prepare soldiers for war, Freedom Reins uses walk-along exercises with horses as a training aid. As a ‘flight’ animal they react to human body language. Horses react to what they see; it is their body language that speaks volumes about humans in their proximity. As EAL facilitators, we offer a translation of the horses’ behavior to participants in order to increase their own self-awareness.
Freedom Reins uses horses to help soldiers recover from it and regain their family relationships.