Why Do We Work With Horses?

For millions of years, horses have survived an ever-changing environment because of their ability to adapt, collaborate, and reorganize. Horses organize themselves quickly and efficiently, with a fluid social structure. Horses offer unwavering attention, remarkable perceptiveness, and unfiltered real-time feedback which allows you to accelerate learning.  In addition, horses have a story of their own which gives them a unique ability to perceive what's going on in the human heart.

Evidence of Effectiveness: Equine-assisted therapeutic approach has shown evidenced-based efficacy in individuals (children and adults), including Veterans[1], experiencing various types of emotional challenges and positively affected confidence, communication, self-efficacy, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills within the self and family[2].

[1]Vasher, H., Delano, M, et al. (2017). Communication within familial relationships of Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 71. Retrieved from https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2636263

[2] Cumella, E. J. and Simpson, S. (2017). Efficacy of equine therapy: Mounting evidence.  Remuda Ranch Center for Anorexia and Bulimia, Inc., Wickenburg Arizona.