What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)?
This term describes the emerging field in which horse participation
plays a vital role in our emotional growth and learning programs. Several
of our staff members have completed the first level in their training
with Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). This
is an organization formed to promote, educate, and provide standards
of practice, ethics, and safety in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
* What is the Round Pen and how will it help your horse emotionally?
The most important part of the process is bridging the horse from his
way of thinking (emotional) to our way of thinking (logical), but at
the same time, not changing his personality.
As the relationship deepens between horse and human, each is allowed
to become the "best that they can be." Through listening and
communicating, give and take, timing and sensitivity, an extraordinary
union can be formed between the human and equine partners becoming "united
is Hippotherapy - a physical therapy using the horse's three dimensional
movement as a therapeutic tool. Physical therapists who volunteer their
time work with students that are severely physically disabled. This
is one of the most progressive treatments used to improve posture, balance,
mobility and function in select students.