Equine Interactive Psychotherapy

Equine Interactive PsychotherapyEquine Interactive Psychotherapy expands human healing through experiential and reflective non-riding activities with horses. Horses have the ability to bypass intellect and connect with the pure emotions of humans. In order to obtain the desired relationship and response from the horse, clients must abandon masks, false personas, and negative emotions and energy.

Horses see through the slightest incongruities of emotion and intention, yet they are exceedingly patient and forgiving. Clients gain greater awareness of their unconscious thoughts and feelings, and become conscious of the dynamics contributing to problematic situations and relationships.

Horses have the potential to provide humans non-judgmental feedback and unconditional positive regard. The horses and qualified psychotherapist together provide a non-threatening environment in which stunning insight, healing and growth can occur.

(All experiential work with the horses done safely from the ground - no previous horse experience needed.)


  • Respect for self and others
  • Improved communication and social skills
  • Boundary setting
  • Empathy toward others
  • Self control and confidence
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Problem solving and cooperation
  • Team building
  • Honesty and trust