Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) and Equine Guided Learning (EGL) are a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that affect direct change on individuals, young people and families. Equine Assisted Therapy and Equine Guided Learning have their roots in therapeutic riding, and have developed into a sensitive art of non-verbal communication between horse and client.
EAT & EGL are experiential in nature. This means that participants learn about themselves by taking part in activities with the horses, and then processing feelings, behaviours, and patterns. Equine Assisted Therapy is akin to traditional psychotherapy and counselling, whilst Equine Guided Learning is more akin to a life coaching or a personal development approach. Our facilitators are mental health trained and equine assisted trained as well as being equine specialists.
Sessions last between 1 hour and 90 mins and take place in a large arena with a facilitator and one or more of the horses. A minimum of 8 sessions is generally recommended. Weekly groups and weekend workshops are offered for schools and other organisations.
No experience with horses is necessary, and most of the time is spent on the ground communicating with the horse, guided by experienced facilitators. Riding may also occasionally take place by mutual agreement of client and therapist.
We also offer taster sessions. Please contact us to find out more.