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Wild Horses

EMPOWER EQUINE THERAPY CENTER

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Cultivating connections between horse and human to enhance the lives of individuals and their families.

What is Equine Therapy

Equine therapy, also known as equine-assisted therapy or horse therapy, is a therapeutic approach that involves interactions with horses to promote physical, occupational, and emotional well-being in persons with a myriad of afflictions from anxiety and depression to dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), physical disabilities, emotional issues, behavioral disorders and more. It is also beneficial for treating patients who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries or those who’ve experienced abuse and drug and alcohol addiction.

During equine therapy sessions, participants may engage in activities like grooming, leading, riding, or simply spending time in the presence of the horses. These interactions can lead to a unique bond between the participants and the animals, fostering trust, communication, and emotional connection. Horses, being highly sensitive and perceptive creatures, can mirror and respond to human emotions, providing valuable feedback to the therapists and enabling clients to explore and process their feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Equine therapy has shown remarkable results in improving self-esteem, communication skills, emotional regulation, and overall quality of life. It can be a powerful complementary therapy alongside traditional therapeutic methods, offering a holistic and enriching experience for individuals seeking growth and healing. Additionally, equine therapy is not limited to any specific age group and can be beneficial for children, adolescents, and adults alike.

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