The birth of my healing came about in the most unusual and surprising way. My first session with my therapist came to a close and we were putting the horses away. We closed the gate and I took one more look at May, the mare, and put my fingers through the fence to reach for her. May gently pressed back on my fingers and in this silent moment her message to me was firm. This was my first personal communication with her and it was crystal clear: You are finally safe now.