Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an experiential form of therapy in which horses are used to help participants achieve emotional growth and learning. Our youth participate in activities with the horses and then discuss the feelings, behaviors, and patterns uncovered during the activity. These results can then be used to help the participant learn about themselves and the ways in which they relate to others. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort that involves a licensed therapist as well as an equine professional. The majority of activities take place on the ground and focus on skills such as non-verbal communication, assertiveness, teamwork, problem solving, and leadership. EAP can be used with individuals or groups and is useful in treating a variety of mental health disorders.