Equine therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic intervention which improves confidence in children with various presentations of anxiety and depressive disorders. We utilize equine therapy to help children improve in understanding their potential and develop personal values and self-worth.
Animals can be incredible emotional supports and offer healing to children with histories of trauma or abuse. We offer guided interactions to help children learn safety and develop internal peace though their connection with the animal.
Equine therapy offers children opportunity to learn to speak calmly, assertively, clearly, and consistently. The animals naturally reinforce self-control and positive behaviors in the child as they learn to work together.
Equine therapy with child and horse, parents, or guardians of children at the Rockin Y arena as arranged.
Typically a 90 minute review of biopsychosocial history, behavioral health symptoms, functional assessment, and orientation to therapy. First session, which will not include interaction with the horse.
Development of client-directed treatment goals and objectives, with methods and interventions identified. Always session two, typically 60 minutes, again, does not include interaction with the horse. Occurs every 90 days to review progress.
A 45-minute therapy session working towards the behavioral health goals identified in the treatment plan, using the interactions with the horse to achieve therapy goals on the ground and mounted as appropriate.
exceptions may apply, please ask for more information through the Patient portal