EAT provides you with an opportunity to connect and work with horses, so you can become more aware of yourself and the impact you have on others.
Here at Horse Vision, our Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) encompasses a variety of horse-related activities that aim to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth. These activities can assist people who have a range of mental health problems, including:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delay
- Genetic syndromes (such as Down’s syndrome)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Behavioural issues
- Abuse issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Drug and alcohol addiction
Equine Assisted Therapy
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) does not necessarily involve riding, but may include grooming, feeding and ground exercises. Mental health professionals work with one or more clients and horses in an experiential manner, while processing or discussing the client’s feelings, behaviours, and patterns. The goal is to help the client in social, emotional, cognitive, or behavioural ways. Other terms for equine assisted therapy include:
- Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)
- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)
- Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW)
- Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC)
- Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH)
Horse Vision …
Through our Equine Assisted Therapy program, you can develop an understanding of a horse’s world, becoming aware of the subtle messages and seeing yourself as a horse sees you. A horse is a prey animal and is therefore very sensitive to all that surrounds it. Due to their heightened awareness, a horse can become a mirror in which we can view ourselves. They reflect our energy and therefore help us to stay present and aware of all that is around us as well.
A horse sees what is happening inside us, not the face we show to the world. The horse may guide us to deeper listening, more clarity, a trust that comes through awareness and an understanding of how we create our reality. Here at Horse Vision, we help you make this journey through activities such as play, meditation, dance and music.