Equine Therapy

Equine-assisted therapy is implemented at Aspire Day School and encompasses a wide range of treatments that involve activities with horses and other equines to promote human physical and mental health.

Animals play a pivotal role in promoting favorable physical and mental health.

Equine Therapy for Mental Health

Equine therapy consists of mental health professionals working with horse specialists to teach students the process required to take care of the horse.

Caring for animals requires concentration, awareness, and teamwork. Equine therapy can help students dealing with:

  • Attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship struggles
  • Behavioral challenges
  • Grief

Sources

American Hippotherapy Association: “What Is Hippotherapy?”

American Psychological Association: “equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP).”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “About Pets & People.”

Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University: “Study examines health benefits of horseback riding.”

Military.com: “How Horse Therapy Can Help Veterans.”

Northern Clinics of Istanbul: “What is hippotherapy? The indications and effectiveness of hippotherapy.”

PATH Intl: “LEARN ABOUT EAAT,” “PATH INTERNATIONAL,” “Who is Served?”

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