Equine Assisted Therapy ( We have a couple volunteers certified in EAGLA) is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups. It addresses a variety of mental health and behavioral issues, including Attention Deficit Disorder, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Abuse Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Problems and Communication Needs
Throughout the world, hundreds of thousands of individuals with and without special needs experience the rewarding benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). A physical, cognitive or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions can prove highly rewarding. For instance, experiencing the rhythmic motion of a horse can be very beneficial. Riding a horse moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical needs often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
Whether it's a five-year-old with Down syndrome, a 45-year-old recovering from a loss, a senior citizen recovering from a stroke or a teenager struggling with depression, research shows that individuals of all ages who participate in EAAT can experience physical and emotional rewards. For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.
Note: Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviors and patterns. Military welcome.
Equine Assisted Services are: Spa day ( weather permitted) Assisted Riding leadership and problem solving Farm life/ Riding Anti- bullying Grooming Basic training (lounging) Girl scout badges