WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EQUINE THERAPY?
Equine Therapy is very beneficial in assisting individuals with psychological, relational, occupational and behavioural concerns. Equine Therapy is a powerful therapeutic approach that has evidence based research results supporting its benefits.
Equine Therapy, also know as Horse Therapy or Equine-assisted Activities and Therapy, encompasses a range of treatments that involves interaction with horses or being in an equine environment, to promote human physical, occupational and emotional health.
Some of the conditions that Equine Therapy can assist with are….
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Depression and anxiety
- Drug and Alcohol dependence
- Eating Disorders
- Relationship difficulties
- Attachment issues/adoption adjustment
- Low self-esteem
- Behavioural conditions
Anyone can benefit from working with horses.
Simply being with horses has a profound effect on enhancing people’s lives. The raw energy of the horses creates a calmness and clarity in everyone. Horses became the most popular animal to use because they give immediate feedback and have the ability to mirror the feelings of the handler or rider. Horses’ large and intimidating appearance forces an individual to gain trust around them.
Interacting with the horses encourages a person to be present and focused on the task at hand. Listening to our instruction and talking about your task helps improves a persons ability to follow directions, ask questions and problem solve. Skills are developed by communicating not only with the facilitator but with the horses.
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