What is equine therapy? This paradise island promises healing through horses

‘Horses, in our experience, simply speed things up, a little bit like how an art therapist uses their paint.’

The Indonesian island of Sumba is home to pristine wilderness and stunning beaches. There you’ll find Nihi Sumba, a hotel that’s won all sorts of awards, including being voted the Number One Hotel in the World in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 and 2017 World’s Best Awards.

Situated on the island’s south coast, the beach is home to a herd of semi wild horses.

“This is probably as close as you can get to horses in their natural habitat,” says Dr Andreas Liefooghe, a psychologist and therapist specialising in equine assisted psychotherapy.


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