EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY FOR LOCAL CHILDREN
As passionate horse riders we have experienced many benefits that horsemanship can give.
We have found equine-assisted therapy and therapeutic riding to be a powerful tool to make a difference amongst the young. Establishing a connection with a horse, learning how to collaborate with it and assuming responsibility, helps to build trust in one’s own ability to control his or her life. Thus helping emotional growth, self discovery, and ultimately leading to empowerment.
To gain deeper understanding of the benefits of using horses for therapeutic riding, we have invited local children to ride our horses in a very controlled, therapy like circumstances. The positive results in building confidence and motor skills in children has been rewarding for both the children and us.
We wish to establish regular equine-assisted therapeutic riding for the local children and expand our services to the youth and adults who have suffered a traumatic event and are on recovery.