Healing with horses

Healing with Horses, is an innovative program that uses human-animal interactions to address the physical, emotional, psychological, and educational needs of individuals with mental health issues.

The benefits of animal therapy are numerous. Interaction with animals in a safe and controlled environment encourages empathy, improves focus, provides mental stimulation, presents opportunities for socialization, and can contribute to the physical well-being of the participant.

Healing with Horses will provide two types of animal interaction:

Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) provide opportunities for motivational, educational, and/or recreational benefits to enhance the participant’s quality of life.  Participants may choose to groom, walk, or read to a horse (miniature or full size) under the supervision of trained volunteers. Therapy dogs registered through Pet Partners will also be available.

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is led by an equine specialist that facilitates a safe environment for groups and individuals to work with horses for personal or professional development. EAL can be accompanied with a licensed mental health therapist as part of a client’s treatment program. EAL has been shown to be highly effective with recovery groups.

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