Simply being present with horses is powerful.
Sharing a nonverbal moment with a horse and developing a relationship with a horse can provide healing to many clients affected by trauma. Horses allow us to feel deeply. They speak to our hearts. By partnering with a horse in a safe environment and creating a relationship with that horse … in that relationship, healing happens.
Research shows that Equine-Assisted Therapy is effective for treating adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or trauma-related symptoms, as well as ADHD, autism, dissociative disorders, and other mental health diagnoses. In one representative study, adolescents showed increased confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness, emotional regulation, and resourcefulness as a result of Equine-Assisted Therapy. In some cases, just a few sessions of equine therapy can produce improvement.
If you are interested in learning more about Equine Assisted Therapy, you are welcome you to call 902-923-2008 to learn more about how our equine team can help you heal.