Equine Assisted Therapy

 "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a a man."

- Winston Churchill


Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Equine Assisted therapy (EAT) is practiced around the world. Originally used as a form of physical therapy helping patients recover from traumatic physical injuries, it is now widely-used to treat a variety of psychological issues resulting from emotional and physical trauma.  There are several types of Equine Assisted Therapy, and all are helpful in treating stress disorders, depression and anxiety disorders.

  • The overall benefits of equine assisted therapy are due to the nature of the horse itself.  Horses are typically non-judgmental, have no hidden motives or expectations, and are highly effective at reading and mirroring attitudes and behaviors of the humans with whom they are working.   Equine Therapy Treats a variety of stress disorders, Teaches trust, and Restores confidence and control along with many other benefits. 

The Types of Equine Therapy Used In Our Program:

Equine Facilitated Therapy

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), also known as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy or Equine Assisted Counseling, promotes and practices interaction with horses to assist individuals with emotional disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and other mood and stress disorders.

Equine Facilitated Learning

Equine Facilitated learning (EFL) is an experiential learning approach that teaches critical life skills such as trust, respect, honesty and communication through interaction with horses.  It promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals through equine-assisted activities.


Just a Few of the Benefits

PTSD  Healing

Teaches Trust

Learn Healthy Coping Mechanisms

Teaches Problem Solving Skills

Improved  Self-Esteem and Confidence

Learn Relationship Building Skills

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Equine Assisted Therapy

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Veterans from the Korean and Gulf wars and others visit with 6 retired thoroughbreds. (Photo courtesy of WGAL8, Pa)

Veterans find healing through equine therapy at Lancaster County farm

NOVEMBEER 11, 2020 AT 7:27 PM

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Equine-assisted psychotherapy allows returning veterans to spend time and create bonds with horses. (Fox 29 news Philadelphia.)

Equine-assisted therapy helps veterans transition to life after combat

BY BILL ROHRER, FOX 29 Philadelphia

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Horse Therapy as PTSD treatment. (Photo taken from video footage of story from FOX NEWS)

Veterans, experts say horse therapy shows promise as PTSD treatment​

JULY 29, 2019

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It's well-known that horses can have a calming impact on people. (photo taken from video footage of story from Springfield News.)

Equine-assisted Learning is helping veterans in Western New York


PUBLISHED 9:22 AM ET SEP. 06, 2020

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