Horses and Healing
Equine Facilitated Therapy
Equine sessions take place at Jake E's Riding Round Up in Kaufman, TX. Horses are extremely sensitive to changes in humans, providing the client and the therapist instant and crucial insight into the client's thoughts and feelings, even when no words are spoken.
Equine-facilitated psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy involving the client, therapist, PATH Certified Equine Specialist, and an equine. The horse is a critically important partner due to its prey nature and intense sensitivity to subtle changes in its environment. Because of this, horses help heal people struggling with mental health issues because they react and respond differently based upon the person's emotional state. Emotional states in human beings impact our physiology. The horses are able to sense these changes and act as a large biofeedback machine, providing the client and the therapist with information regarding the client's moods and changes within these moods. This provides a huge amount of information for both the client and the therapist.