Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is a powerful part of our treatment process. Utilizing the horse, human bond therapists can help guests let down their emotional walls allowing them to learn more about how they relate to themselves and others.
Watch a fascinating TED talk by Sara Sherman, entitled, Horses See Our Armor on the power of working with horses
As a prey animal, horses are extremely sensitive to the moods and behaviors of humans. As such, horses can serve as a barometer for non-verbal communication, helping the individual recognize and understand how their non-verbal cues might be affecting their relationship with others. The metaphors of working and bonding with their equine therapy partner will help guests better identify and understand the nuances of interpersonal relationships. A Masters level therapist who is also an expert in equine therapy will assist each guest in overcoming their fears in order to gain confidence and learn to trust.