Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Assisted Therapy

History of Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine therapy, also known as Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT), is a treatment that includes equine activities and/or an equine environment in order to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons suffering from ADD, Anxiety, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Depression, Developmental Delay, Genetic Syndromes (such as Down Syndrome), traumatic brain injuries, behavioral issues, abuse issues, and many other mental health problems.  Equine Therapy can help the individual build confidence, self- efficiency, communication, trust, perspective, social skills, impulse control, and learn boundaries.  Since the horses have similar behaviors with humans, such as social and responsive behaviors, it is easy for the patients to create a connection with the horse.  Equine-Assisted Therapies have been recognized in the medical and mental health  field by most major countries.

Equine therapy dates back to 600 B.C. In 1946, Equine Therapy was introduced in Scandinavia after an outbreak of poliomyelitis.
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About the Author

Meet Diane Equine. With A Passion And Purpose, Diane Murray Embarked On Her Journey To Become A Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning Facilitator. She Came To Realize She Had Already Been Holding Space To Allow Others To Walk Their Personal Healing And Discovery Journeys To A Better Lifestyle. Also In 2011 Diane Opened Her Home For Specialized Care As A Foster Parent With Nairn Family Homes. She Offers A Loving, Supportive Home Focusing Primarily On Acceptance (Of Self And Others), Attachment, Self-Awareness And Resiliency.