A horse will reflect exactly what you need to see about yourself. Are you brave enough to ask? Are you strong enough to listen? Are you humble enough to learn? – www.ourhorses.org
Horses have a magic about them for any child – from the rocking-horse in the playroom to the cowboy’s proud companion. Horses have been used in therapy for physically disabled children for a long time, but it’s only since the 1990s that their use has been broadened to include emotional and mental therapies for all ages.
What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)?
EAP: An individual, couple or family is encouraged to interact with a horse/s as a therapeutic intervention to explore presenting concerns. Observation without having to be in direct interaction with a horse/s is always an option for those who initially are uncomfortable in being near or touching a horse.
EAL: For a larger group, as in a corporate team building experience, structured tasks/activities that involve the horses are offered for the group to explore their presenting learning objectives for the session.
EAP & EAL offers the ability to practice decision-making, to physically explore multiple perspectives and so much more!