Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine Assisted Therapy is incorporating the experiential use of horses in therapy for the purpose of emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a therapist, a professional horse specialist, the horses and the client(s). This is an experiential mode of therapy, which means it is based on activities on the ground with the horses. These activities can then be processed to understand emotions, behaviors, and patterns which can lead to change.
Horses are highly sensitive animals, so they mirror the emotions we bring into the arena; drawing out information we may not even know or be aware of.