Equine Therapy

Experimental learning is learning by doing. It is the way humans learn best. Equine assisted psychotherapy incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. It is a ground based collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional working with clients and horses to address treatment goals. Horses are honest teachers with personalities as varied as those of humans, and therefore, they react differently to each person and each action. Horses have a unique sensitivity to human feelings. They tend to mirror our emotions and body language. We can learn about ourselves through them. Studies have shown that animal assisted therapy reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. Being present with the horses can encourage a person to be alive in the present moment. The horses realize that is the only moment we have.