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Equine Therapeutic Activities

Many students may feel intimidated by the horse’s size and may take some time to develop trust. So other—less frightening–   programs that are offered are are lessons on horse care, horse grooming, saddling and basic equestrian.

The process or technique to be applied during the session can be customized and depends on the type of disorder and its severity, but some primary techniques are:

  • Cognitive remedies
  • Practicing activities
  • Activity scheduling
  • Play
  • Storytelling and talk healing

In all equine activities, safety is the primary concern. Practitioners ensure that clients or students are wearing helmets and other protective gear to guard against a fall during the session and to help make clients feel at ease.