The Equine Treatment Team
Equine assisted psychotherapy utilizes a therapist, a horse specialist, and a horse or multiple horses to collaborate in an experiential session. Therapists and horse specialists work together to ensure emotional and physical safety for all in the arena, as well as to design activities beneficial for the client's growth.
The horse is a critical member of the team, setting equine therapy apart from other experiential types of therapy. The horse brings a free will and a large presence to the treatment team, offering the client opportunities to interact with a living, free thinking being that does not bring any judgement to the interaction.