As a Treatment Center that focuses on the improvements of our clients, we provide a specialized treatment that includes equine therapy in Ocala. Medically defined as an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), this treatment is extremely helpful in offering a therapeutic experience to clients who are interested in starting a new hobby or completely starting a new one.
What is Equine Therapy?
Not only does equine therapy serve as a time-consuming hobby, it can also help our clients drop their emotional walls as they bond with their horse. This allows them to gain more insight regarding their relationships with others and themselves. Because horses are sensitive to moods and behaviors of those around them, their presence allows a bonding and calming experience without the client speaking a single word.
Not to mention, the horse’s reaction to the individual serves as non-verbal responses to any negative attitudes or emotions. By bonding and learning from the horse, the individual can improve their moods and actions around others and even alone. This is beneficial to their life after the treatment is complete and they are living on their own. Equine Therapy has also been connected to improving confidence and trust levels.
Walking with horses or riding them is a reflective and therapeutic exercise that allows an individual the time to think. There are few activities that provide a relaxing and easy going feeling. Being alone from time to time is helpful in the growth of an individual. At Mending Fences, we provide human bond therapists that can encourage positive thoughts and experiences throughout their therapy.
If you are interested in pursuing equine therapy in Ocala, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information moving forward. Not only will you learn more about yourself, you will learn useful tools for building interpersonal relationships. Our addiction specialists are waiting for your call at (888) 231-3844!