Participants work with horses to promote motor and cognitive function, foster emotional awareness and increase physical strength. Programs are customized to the individual's needs + abilities.
A bond with a horse is powerful - it helps build trust, respect, empathy, confidence, communication skills, and self-control.
Our mission is to build a healthy and inclusive community through access to therapeutic equine activities.
A toolkit to weather any storm: the ability to cope mentally and emotionally through difficulties.
Fostering healing through self-awareness, reflection and mindfulness.
Increasing cognitive ability, motor function, emotional intelligence, and physical literacy.
Building confidence, self-esteem, problem solving, and social and communication skills.
This 2015 study concluded that “equine-assisted activities and therapies are an effective means of improving many measures of physical health”. Specifically, the study concluded that improvements in gross motor function, spasticity, muscle symmetry, posture, balance and gait have been realized by individuals with varying disabilities.
This 2018 research paper strived to measure the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy as an intervention to reduce symptoms that include anxiety, flashbacks and emotional numbing, and increase coping capacity for U.S. military veterans that were diagnosed with PTSD. The study found that participants had significantly decreased PTSD scores after three weeks of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) and concluded that THR may be a clinically effective treatment for alleviating PTSD symptoms.