Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies

Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies

About Our Programs

We provide a variety of programs and services to children and adults from age 4 through senior citizens all utilizing the unique qualities of horses. Each program/service meets different needs. Determining which program and service best meets the needs and the desires of the applicant depend on the results of an assessment.

What are Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)?

Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT) includes a variety of different services: 

  • Therapeutic Riding: The process of teaching individuals with special needs equine-oriented riding skills for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, and emotional development of the individual.  

  • Therapeutic Horsemanship: The process of teaching people with special needs how to handle and care for horses (unmounted). 

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP): Addresses Mental Health and Behavioral Health goals through activities with horses and a licensed mental health provider.

  • Equine Assisted Learning (EAL): An educational approach with the goal of facilitating life skills, personal growth and development with activities that involve horses. This service can be customized for an individual or to meet the needs of a group.

  • Speech Therapy: A treatment strategy utilized by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist that incorporates the use of equine movement to facilitate a specific treatment outcome. 

  • Corporate Team Building: Utilizes horses in team building activities that address the issues of communication, hierarchy and leadership, while building productive working relationships.

  • School Group: Call us to discuss how we serve groups coming from schools. 

  • Professional Education and Mentorship: As a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) Premier Accredited Center, we are proud to offer PATH approved workshops in addition to those that we have developed for continuing education of EAAT professionals and those seeking the various PATH credentials and mentorship towards certification. 

Who Benefits from Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies?

To date we have served people with over 150 different diagnoses. The most common diagnoses we serve are: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental/Intellectual Disorders, Behavioral/Emotional Diagnoses, ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mobility issues, Multiple Sclerosis *Services for M.S. may be funded in part by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dementia.

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