Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique and Effective Intervention

There is increasing recognition and integration of Equine Assisted Therapy in the traditional mental health field. Growing evidencesupports the effectiveness of treatment with horses in a therapeutic environment. Studies have resulted in a body of literature supporting the therapeutic value of the human-animal interaction. Equine Assisted Therapy can help clients with depression, anxiety, ADHD, conduct disorders, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, spectrum and health difficulties, dissociative disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, …

STUDY: Equine Therapy and PTSD

McDuffee, LA: Psychophysiological effects of Equine-assisted therapy on horses and in veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)