New Life Equine Therapy Horse Program
Equine Assisted Therapy is an incredibly successful and proven technique to assist children who have experienced emotional trauma. It is a collaborative effort between a specially trained therapist and a horse professional, working with the children and horses to achieve specific treatment goals. Because of its intensity and high level of effectiveness, it has proven to be one of the most effective means for achieving remarkable emotional and psychological growth.
Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in meaningful activities with the horses, and then processing & discussing feelings, behaviors, and patterns. This approach has often been compared to similar ropes courses used by therapists, treatment facilities, and human development courses all over the world. But New Life’s Equine Therapy has the added advantage of utilizing horses in conjunction with highly skilled, dedicated and caring therapeutic professionals.
Although children have the opportunity to advance to more skilled levels of interaction with the animals, the focus of Equine Therapy is not riding or horsemanship. The initial objective involves carefully planned and supervised activities involving the horses which will require the child or group of children to apply certain skills. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork and relationships, confidence, and attitude are only a few examples of the tools utilized and developed by New Life’s Equine professionals.
New Life’s Horse Program is a powerful and highly effective therapeutic approach that has proven, incredible impact on at risk children. It addresses a variety of mental health and therapeutic development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, cutting, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.
The results experienced by children participating in the New Life Equine Therapy Program are truly remarkable! For more information on the possibilities, contact us today, we would love the opportunity to discuss this exciting program with you!