Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is not horsemanship. The focus is not on riding. EAP uses horses for emotional growth and learning. Participants will learn life skills and dynamic tools for emotional and behavioral growth. EAP will help develop the following characteristics within participants:
EAP is an effective intervention to address problems in an individual's life such as:
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) has been proven to be very effective in building confidence, improving communication and giving personal insights to participants. Equine therapy focuses on learning to manage a horse psychologically. Participants of equine therapy programs first learn to simply groom a horse. Step by step they gain confidence in themselves and the trust of the horses, they move through various stages to eventually riding. Not only do horses provide therapy and result of chemical connection between the human and the horse, they also provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to control and work with animals. Learning how to work with horses will help individuals in their day to day lives as they deal and work with humans.