What We can Learn from Horses


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

Horses Teach Us that We are Intended to be Social Beings

 Separating foals from their mothers at birth had a negative impact that was observable one year later. Human babies separated from their mothers at birth have a similar outcome.

Social Emotional Intelligence is Lost When Babies Don’t Form Early Trusting Relationships

Aggressive, self-centred personalities form when babies find that there is no response to their needs. Or such babies might become withdrawn. In either case, it is not how our brains were intended to be.


Dr. Nils Bergman