Equine therapy, also known as Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT), is a treatment that incorporates equine activities in order to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, and many other mental health disorders.
Rooted in antiquity, equine therapy is recognized in the mental health field, specifically in the treatment of addiction. The healing power of being one on one with the horses will give you a sense of humility and acceptance for where you are right now, in this moment. These gentle creatures will show you a sense of healing that is quite unlike any other.
Equine Therapy can help recovering addicts with a variety of life changes, including building confidence, self- efficiency, communication, trust, perspective, social skills, impulse control, and learning boundaries. Since the horses have similar behaviors with humans, such as social and responsive behaviors, it is easy for our clients to create a connection with the horse.
Therapeutic Riding was introduced to the United States and Canada in 1960 with the formation of the Community Association of Riding of the Disabled (CARD).
At Hira Health we specialize in meeting our clients where they are by providing them with customized treatment plans to ensure a life free of addiction. This unique type of therapy is extraordinarily grounding and will leave you feeling more connected and present.