Equine-Assisted Therapy

PPH in Utah is now offering Equine Assisted Therapy beginning in June and running throughout the year. Space is limited.

What Is Equine-Assisted Therapy?

Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT) is a therapeutic approach that harnesses the healing power of horses to promote emotional, cognitive, physical, and social well-being. This innovative Therapy involves structured activities with horses guided by certified mental health therapists.

The unique and intuitive nature of horses makes them ideal partners in Therapy. Interacting with horses can help individuals develop and improve essential life skills such as communication, trust, empathy, assertiveness, and emotional regulation. Horses have an uncanny ability to mirror human emotions and provide immediate feedback, which allows you to gain insights into their behavior and emotions. Sign up today!

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what are the Benefits of equine-assisted therapy?

Equine-Assisted Therapy is not about horsemanship or horseback riding skills. Instead, it focuses on the therapeutic process and the connection between humans and horses. The activities are tailored to you to meet your individual’s unique needs and therapeutic goals.

Whether in individual or group sessions, Equine-Assisted Therapy offers a transformative experience that can enhance personal growth, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. The presence of horses creates a non-judgmental and supportive environment, allowing you to explore you emotions, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.

Equine-Assisted Therapy is an innovative and effective approach that harnesses the healing power of horses to support individuals in their journey toward emotional, cognitive, physical, and social well-being. Through meaningful interactions with horses, clients can discover their strengths, overcome challenges, and achieve positive therapeutic outcomes.

Is Equine-Assisted Therapy for You?

Equine-Assisted Therapy can benefit a wide range of individuals, including children, adolescents, adults, and even older adults. It has shown promising results in addressing various mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addiction, and behavioral disorders. Additionally, it can benefit individuals with developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The therapy sessions are conducted in a safe and controlled environment, where participants groom, lead, or ride horses. These activities require individuals to bond with the horse, communicate effectively, set boundaries, and develop problem-solving skills. As you connect with the horse and experience the therapeutic relationship, you often gain confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of empowerment.

Ready to sign up? Contact PPH today to schedule an appointment! Or call (385)-831-0855 or (385)-313-9405.