Find out the benefits of equine therapy, what an "equine" is, and the many programs we offer.
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Research has confirmed many equine therapy benefits. It lowers your blood pressure and heart rate, alleviates stress, and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression. Equine therapy also helps people struggling with addictions or mental illnesses. There are several life skills that equines teach better than a person.
What is an Equine?
An equine is a horse or a member of the horse family. Equines often mirror the emotional state of the person who is interacting with them. This provides instant feedback on feelings or thoughts that a person may not recognize in themselves but can recognize in the equine. For example, an equine that is approached in a certain way will reflect the behavior. This feedback can be used to help individuals learn how their behavior impacts others and how to improve their human relationships.
Find the programs and services we offer below.
Equine Therapy for Individuals
Group and Family Therapy
This therapy is offered to children, youth, and adults. The individual and their Care Team will work together to resolve anything that might be causing difficulty in their life during the session. To learn about the activities we will do with the equines, please look below. To get in contact with a professional, click "learn more."
This program will continue to incorporate the team approach and teach individuals about horsemanship, connection, riding, and themselves. The goal of this program is to:
Build confidence while working on patience
Pay attention to detail and follow instructions
Develop balance and good posture
Learn about respect and discipline
Learn about responsibility
Improve cognitive abilities
Provide fitness and other health benefits
Develop a relationship with the equine
Improve communication and observation skills
Provided for groups and families. Some examples of groups would be foster children, trauma victims, teens, truancy, probationers, team building, etc. Examples of family groups would be high-conflict, high stress, intensive in-home families, and family assessments. Sessions can last from 1 to 5 days with half or full-day options.