Horse Therapy is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between children and horses.
Horse Therapy involves activities (such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse) that are supervised by a mental health professional, often with the support of a horse professional.
What are the Benefits of Horse Therapy?
Studies have indicated that horse therapy has been successful in helping children show marked improvements in the following areas:
Many of the benefits of horse therapy are likely due to the nature of the animals with which the child and horse therapist are interacting. Horses are typically non-judgmental, have no preconceived expectations or motives, and are highly effective at mirroring attitudes and behaviours of the humans with whom they are working.