Horses have a special relationship with humans. They share with us a primary need for living in a social group. As herd animals they are automatically tuned in to what others are doing. Also, as prey animals, they must always be on the alert for predators who might want to eat them. They are ultra-sensitive to every kind of energy around them, and have devised a means of communicating among themselves silently through body language. As a result, they are able to read the energy and body language of humans, tuning in to us and our emotions, even when we may be unaware. They offer us this gift of mirroring and emotional honesty, which can quickly enhance the healing process for individuals, couples, families and groups.