Equine Therapy

Why was Equine Therapy created and how?

What is Equine Therapy?

Equine Therapy is a class that helps people with disabilities by interacting with horses. There are many different types of Equine Therapy like: equine-assisted therapy (EAT), equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), equine-assisted learning (EAL), etc..

young Boy in Equine-assisted Therapy class

What are some specific uses for using Equine Therapy?

Some specific uses for this kind of therapy are: anxiety disorders, psychiatric disoreders, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, major life changes such as traumas, grief, divorce and loss, at-risk youth and a few more.

Why use horses in treatment?

Horses are large, animals that can weigh anywhere from several hundred pounds to 1,000 pounds. they are also very social animals, just like humans. Horses have defined roles within their herds. They also have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods. Horses can't clean and groom or set their own food out themselves and attending to requires discipline and responsibility for the patients. Research shows positive and psychological results from humans interacting with horses.