Equine therapy

Equine Therapy

Horses have long offered therapeutic support. Ancient Greek literature mentions the use of horses for therapeutic riding as early as 460 BC. In 1960, this experiential therapy was introduced to North America with the official formation of the Community Association of Riding of the Disabled.

Many clients who have had the pleasure of experiencing equine therapy agree that there are so many lessons you can learn from these beautiful, gentle, and patient animals. Administered under the direction of a mental health professional, equine therapy offers many benefits. Here’s what this therapy can do for you.

What Is Equine Therapy?

Equine therapy, also known as equestrian therapy or horse therapy, involves interaction with horses as a form of mental health treatment. Horses have a unique sensitivity to people’s feelings. They can often sense your emotional state, allowing these majestic creatures to act as a sort of feedback. They also have a calming effect, despite the size of these gentle, empathetic giants.

This therapy is designed for individuals of all ages and can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is typically offered in conjunction with other forms of therapy to increase success rates.

Corner Canyon Health Centers Can Help

If you or your loved one need mental health or addiction treatment, Corner Canyon offers the most effective and innovative treatment programs, including a range of recreational therapy options.

Learn more about these therapies, including our adventure, equine, and meditation programs.