About Equine Therapy:
Equine assisted therapy is a form of experiential therapy that includes horses, equine specialist and mental health professional working together with a client (adult, adolescent, or child) to create positive change. Our therapists are certified in several trauma informed models. Equine Assisted Therapy works in conjunction with traditional training in the mental health field.
Equine activities include observing, handling, grooming, groundwork, and structured challenging exercises focused on the adult’s or child’s needs and goals. This form of therapy provides unique non-verbal opportunities for the client to enhance self-awareness, recognize behaviors that stop you from adapting to new or difficult circumstances, identify negative feelings, and face self-defeating thought patterns.
It may be used for clients with psycho-social difficulties and mental health needs that can result in significant changes in cognition, mood, judgment, insight, perception, social skills, communication, behavior, and learning.
Equine Assisted Therapy can be a powerful and enjoyable way to assist children, adolescents, and adult family members in multiple social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral domains. Equine Assisted Therapy is recognized as an evidence-based practice.
It may be used for clients with psycho-social difficulties and mental health needs that can result in significant changes in cognition, mood, judgment, insight, perception, social skills, communication, behavior, and learning
When an individual forms a bond with a horse in an equine therapy program, that animal has no preconceived notions or opinions about the individual. This provides an opportunity for the individual to understand how their behavior affects others and they learn skills involving self awareness, emotion regulation and interpersonal skills
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and learning for groups uses the nature and relationship with the horse(s) to bring out the clients natural patterns of relating, handling of new situations, and problem solving skills.
Families often approach the horse and horse related activities much like they approach life. Family therapy utilizes specific horse activities, which leads to processing feelings, behaviors, observations, and helps with communication and to work through family issues.
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Clinical evidence suggest that Equine Facilitated Therapy can help:
EAGALA, Natural Lifemanship, TBRI