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 Buttons

 

Buttons is an Arabian Quarter horse who was donated to Dreamcatcher by a kind lady named Maureen. Buttons had cancerous tumors on her side when she arrived. The tumors were removed but Buttons had to endure many treatments to accomplish this.  Happily, Buttons is now cancer free.
 
Buttons is the lead mare in the Dreamcatcher herd and she takes great pride in her leadership. She is fair but firm and accepts everyone so long as they are kind to each other. What makes Buttons so special and unique is her extraordinary sensitivity to her environment. We sometimes refer to Buttons as our “feelings barometer.” She is very in tune to those around her and she will pick up on the slightest of mood or energy. When a person who walks into her space is feeling angry, overly excited, anxious or scared, Buttons will toss her head, flatten her ears and flap her lips at them. Because she is so sensitive, she is reactive to all strong energies. However, when a person who is balanced, relaxed, calm and confident enters Buttons space, she welcomes them. Buttons is known to be drawn to those who are sad. Buttons truly loves people and it is her sensitivity that results in her sometimes being misunderstood as well as makes her the perfect co-counsellor for many people.
 
Buttons specializes in helping people understand themselves. Because she is highly sensitive, she gives clear messages to people about how they are feeling and how they are making her feel. She is sometimes anxious and has been therapeutically successful in helping people with anxiety disorders and panic attacks. When Buttons first came to Dreamcatcher, she was anxious a lot of the time, especially if she was taken away from her herd. It was a boy with severe anxiety who helped Buttons overcome her own panic behaviors. Buttons is highly skilled at helping people understand that things are not always as they first appear and that some people act a certain way because of how they feel, not because of the kind of person they are. She has also had great success in helping people learn that their angry expressions were sometimes mimicking other emotions, like sadness. Buttons is excellent at teaching labeling, identifying and communicating feelings as well as emotion regulation.
 
Buttons is a teacher and a trainer and always the star instructor for tours, presentations, workshops and information sessions. She has taught many people from all walks of life about themselves and has provided powerful learning experiences for all involved. Buttons is the best horse to take to conferences to teach the intricacies of Equine Facilitated Mental Health. She is a patient and cooperative teacher.
 
Buttons loves oats, peppermints, apples, carrots,  attention and people. She loves taking care of everyone, especially those who are sad and in need of friend. Buttons excels at taking care of others.  
 

 

Buttons is an Arabian Quarter horse who was donated to Dreamcatcher by a kind lady named Maureen. Buttons had cancerous tumors on her side when she arrived. The tumors were removed but Buttons had to endure many treatments to accomplish this.  Happily, Buttons is now cancer free.
 
Buttons is the lead mare in the Dreamcatcher herd and she takes great pride in her leadership. She is fair but firm and accepts everyone so long as they are kind to each other. What makes Buttons so special and unique is her extraordinary sensitivity to her environment. We sometimes refer to Buttons as our “feelings barometer.” She is very in tune to those around her and she will pick up on the slightest of mood or energy. When a person who walks into her space is feeling angry, overly excited, anxious or scared, Buttons will toss her head, flatten her ears and flap her lips at them. Because she is so sensitive, she is reactive to all strong energies. However, when a person who is balanced, relaxed, calm and confident enters Buttons space, she welcomes them. Buttons is known to be drawn to those who are sad. Buttons truly loves people and it is her sensitivity that results in her sometimes being misunderstood as well as makes her the perfect co-counsellor for many people.
 
Buttons specializes in helping people understand themselves. Because she is highly sensitive, she gives clear messages to people about how they are feeling and how they are making her feel. She is sometimes anxious and has been therapeutically successful in helping people with anxiety disorders and panic attacks. When Buttons first came to Dreamcatcher, she was anxious a lot of the time, especially if she was taken away from her herd. It was a boy with severe anxiety who helped Buttons overcome her own panic behaviors. Buttons is highly skilled at helping people understand that things are not always as they first appear and that some people act a certain way because of how they feel, not because of the kind of person they are. She has also had great success in helping people learn that their angry expressions were sometimes mimicking other emotions, like sadness. Buttons is excellent at teaching labeling, identifying and communicating feelings as well as emotion regulation.
 
Buttons is a teacher and a trainer and always the star instructor for tours, presentations, workshops and information sessions. She has taught many people from all walks of life about themselves and has provided powerful learning experiences for all involved. Buttons is the best horse to take to conferences to teach the intricacies of Equine Facilitated Mental Health. She is a patient and cooperative teacher.
 
Buttons loves oats, peppermints, apples, carrots,  attention and people. She loves taking care of everyone, especially those who are sad and in need of friend. Buttons excels at taking care of others.  
 
 
  

 

 

 
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