What is Equine Therapy?

This infographic helps to illustrate the benefits of Equine Therapy.

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Horses and equine therapists can help teach patients how to refocus their attention to responsibility, trust and accountability. Equine therapy helps patients develop new, healthier coping mechanisms and self-regulation techniques. Furthermore, horses have a unique sensitivity to people’s feelings and can act as an emotional mirror, thus reflecting a person’s emotions and experience. It is one of the holistic therapies implemented as part of Bright Future Recovery’s addiction treatment program.

Equine Therapy Teaches:

  • Confidence
  • Trust
  • Communication Skills
  • Responsibility
  • Healthy Coping Mechanisms
  • Relationship Building
  • Honesty
  • Problem-Solving
  • Patience
  • Positive Reinforcement

An Equine Therapy Session May Include:

  • Observation
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Leading
  • Stable Maintenance
  • Haltering
  • Training
  • Therapeutic Riding

Equine Therapy Can Treat:

  • Drug Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Trauma
  • And more…