Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

What Is Equine Therapy?

Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses into the therapeutic process. Clients engage in activities such as grooming, feeding, and leading the horse while being supervised by a Licensed Professional Therapist and an equine specialist. The goal is to connect the client with the horse to address treatment goals. Equine assisted therapy is considered potentially short-term, intensive approach to reach the desired therapeutic goals.


Equine-assisted psychotherapy is used with a variety of populations. Experiential in nature, clients learn about themselves and interactions with others through activities with the horse in discussion of their feelings, behaviors and patterns as they relate to the horse. EAP embraces the tactile and emotional advantages of the horse, who are vibrant and majestic living beings.

IS EAP a Good Fit?

EAP can benefit children, teens, and adults process through experiences and challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more; especially if the client finds it difficult to open-up and discuss painful emotions. Equine-assisted psychotherapy can work on issues such as:

  • Assertiveness

  • Confidence

  • Developing and maintaining relationships

  • Emotional awareness

  • Empathy

  • Impulse control

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Social skills

  • Trust in others

  • Trust in self

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