Equine therapy is an experiential form of rehabilitation that involves interactions between clients and horses. This type of therapy has many proven benefits for individuals in treatment by teaching them to care for and be attuned to the horses. These benefits include empathy, better stress tolerance, impulse control, and social responsibility.
During rehab, it can be easy to only think about things related to treatment. However, equine therapy allows these individuals to interact with horses who are non-judgmental, have no preconceived expectations or motives, and can mirror the emotions of the person with whom they are working. By engaging in activities such grooming, feeding, haltering, leading, and riding, the clients can develop necessary problem-solving skills and self-control.
THORS treatment partners with nearby Walk Intuit Stable to provide Equine therapy to its clients.