Horses are natural communicators. They react with honest emotion to a situation and communicate through their body language. The individual’s body language will affect the behavior of the horse. The changing behavior will in turn affect the behavior of the horse and give immediate feedback.
The focus of equine therapy is not riding or horsemanship but rather to learn about non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem solving, leadership, responsibility, teamwork, relationships, confidence, and facilitates a positive attitude.
Research has shown that equine therapy is affective for treating issues such as:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Children & Adolescence
Equine therapy can be helpful for individual, couples, families or groups.