Yet another entrepreneur is capitalizing on horsemanship as a pathway to mental wellness. Elizabeth Allen said she kept seeing parallels in her hobby and her work as an educator. She now runs Successful Strides, offering equine-assisted learning and psychotherapy. Offerings range from reading and general academic assistance to help with work and interpersonal relationships. Clients work toward personalized goals with a mental health therapist, an equine therapist, and, of course, a horse. Allen believes horsemanship can help people build confidence and improve communication and leadership skills. She says the program works because horses are nonjudgmental. They don’t care about how people look, what they’ve done, or how much money they have. They only respond to how they are treated, and they’re sensitive to intentions. Horse work creates metaphors and gives people the opportunity to solve real problems and achieve tangible results instead of telling themselves they can’t.