Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) uses the powerful relationship between humans and horses to teach life skills. Equine therapy is partially about learning to care for another living thing. It also helps you learn how to care for yourself and interact with other people more effectively. Caring for a horse teaches teamwork, communication and problem solving. It provides a natural setting to face fears and increase confidence and self-esteem.
You’ll learn about relationships and your personal issues with them. You’ll also overcome emotional blocks and develop greater empathy.
You’ll find this part of our program to be highly social, challenging and fun, yet therapeutically powerful and often life-changing. The bond you’ll form with our horses—even if you’re unaccustomed to or afraid of them—is nothing short of transformative.
A licensed therapist and an experienced EAGALA-certified equine specialist run our equine therapy program. EAGALA is the premier professional association providing education, standards and support for professionals providing EAP.