Equine Assisted Therapies

The Role of the Equine as Partner in EAAT

  • 1 hour
  • 60 US dollars
  • Fulton, NY Facilities

Service Description

LEARN ABOUT EAAT Learn about EAAT What Are Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies? Throughout the world, hundreds of thousands of individuals with and without special needs experience the rewarding benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). A physical, cognitive or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions can prove highly rewarding. For instance, experiencing the rhythmic motion of a horse can be very beneficial. Riding a horse moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical needs often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Whether it's a five-year-old with Down syndrome, a 45-year-old recovering from a spinal cord injury, a senior citizen recovering from a stroke or a teenager struggling with depression, research shows that individuals of all ages who participate in EAAT can experience physical and emotional rewards. For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem. For teams in the corporate workplace and any individual seeking better leadership, team building or communication skills, working with horses provides a powerful new paradigm. New scientific research continues to reveal critical information about equine sentience- their abilities of perception, cognition, memory, and emotions such

Contact Details

315-766-6729

PEWRRR1@gmail.com

1676 County Rte 57, Fulton, NY 13069, USA