Saint Joseph's Children's Home

 

Saint Joseph's Children's Home


EQUINE-ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy provides an effective therapeutic intervention through working with horses, engaging the child in an experimental learning process instead of a less active therapy with heavy emphasis on verbal processing.  Through this process, especially challenged emotionally disturbed children are able to develop relationships with horses, care for horses, and receive horsemanship instruction.  In turn, the clients experience the instinctive response and sensitivity of horses, helping the client to gain confidence and overcome a variety of fears.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a seasonal program.