Playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine -- nerve transmitters that are known to have pleasurable and calming properties...
What I see borders on the miraculous because of the way a horse reaches to the heart of somebody, like no therapy ball ever could.
Animals have long been used in therapy. Renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, who died in 1939, believed dogs helped his patients relax during sessions.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.
Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we're not capable of filling ourselves.
If a man let’s all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn't shoo them away - well, that's the height of romance.
It has been clinically documented that just being around horses changes human brainwave patterns. We calm down and become more centered and focused when we are with horses.