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What is Equine Assisted Therapy?

Equine Assisted Therapy is when the horse is worked using a variety of equine-assisted activities to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals, including cognitive, physical, emotional, social, educational and behavioral goals.

Equine Assisted activities include:

Therapeutic/Adaptive Riding
A riding lesson for individuals with special needs taught by specially trained instructors. The primary goal of adaptive riding is to teach the recreational activity or sport of horseback riding to an individual with special needs. Adaptive riding instructors adapt equipment and teaching style to facilitate success. Goals of adaptive riding may address areas of competitive sports, recreation and leisure, education, socialization, and fitness. It is not the goal of the instructor to rehabilitate, but rather to improve riding skills and quality of life through participation in an enjoyable activity.
-AHA International-

Hippotherapy
The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatment strategies, hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated plan of care.
-AHA International-

Equine Assisted Learning
EAL is an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine activities.
– Path International-

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
EAP incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. It is a collaborative effort between a mental health professional and a horse professional working with clients and horses to address treatment goals.
-EAGALA-

Conditions benefiting from Equine Therapy activities are,

but not limited to:

ADD/ADHD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cerebral Palsy

Developmentally Delayed

Down’s Syndrome

Emotional Disability

Learning Disability

Speech Disorders

Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD