Our philosophy incorporates both psychological and spiritual focuses when working with horses in nature.
The psychological focus of equine therapy is based in the therapist’s knowledge of appropriate intervention strategies that support and allow for growth in individuals. We believe that the therapist is not the determinant of an individual’s change process, but is a guide who sets the stage and provides an individual with the opportunity to struggle with the lessons that he or she seeks to master, in collaboration with the horse as his or her guide.
“Our philosophy incorporates both psychological and spiritual focuses when working with horses in nature.”
The spiritual focus is our belief that there is a greater power that exists and guides and directs our work with the horse and the individual. We believe that the horse is the therapy vehicle, and that the therapist establishes a learning environment that allows the individual and the horse to interact in a safe setting. The therapist creates opportunities to help a person discover what it is he or she needs to learn in order to grow and successfully handle life’s challenges.