Equine assisted psychotherapy, experiential in nature, uses horses for mental and behavioral health and personal development. Short term, or “brief approach” therapy, EAP allows clients to learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horse and then processing feelings, behaviors, and patterns.
Horses are natural communicators, mirroring body language, and powerful messengers challenging clients to change themselves to get a different response. Tools utilized and developed by EAP are:
creative thinking and problem solving
teamwork and relationships
Focused on ground activities versus riding, EAP can be helpful for the following issues: