Why Horses

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Horses have distinct personalities, attitudes and moods (just like us!) so we can learn about ourselves and others through them.

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 Horses mirror and respond to humans teaching us coping strategies, interpersonal skills and mindfulness.

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Horses allow us to increase our self-confidence, empathy and leadership skills.

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Horses become agents of change and catalysts for healing.

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EIP participants have reported feeling “grounded”, “peaceful”, “relaxed”, “calm” and “hopeful”.

What Veterans are saying

"I have been to so much therapy for my PTSD. I never would have thought I would finally have a breakthrough with a horse. My stress and symptoms disappeared when I was here- didn't believe it was possible. This program and that horse changed my life."

~ Army Veteran, 2 tours Iraq

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies are an experiential evidenced based approach. 

Horses promote insight and healing because we can relate to their stress and responses-

  • Fight

  • Flight

  • Freeze

  • Flock 

Growth and learning occur regarding behavioral, social, familial and emotional issues. 

Partner with horses and our team to

 

  • explore struggles

  • resolve issues

  • develop strategies

  • experience healing

 

*No prior experience with horses is necessary because the focus is not riding or horsemanship.