Equine Therapy

Equine therapy, also known as Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) is a treatment that includes equine activities in order to promote physical, occupational, emotional, and developmental growth in persons suffering from a wide variety of issues including depression, autism, anxiety, ADHD, dementia, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. Equine therapy can help individuals build confidence, self-efficacy, interpersonal skills, impulse control and communication skills.

Local Experts in Equine Therapy

Sabrina Merz

Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Family Therapy

Horses are prey animals, whose survival is based on the protection given to them by being in a herd. This makes them sensitive to inconsistency, and they can feel this in people. In other words, horses can tell when your insides don’t match your outsides. This enables you to gain instant feedback on your actions. Equine therapy provides a type of engagement and processing not found in the office.

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