Therapeutic Horseback Riding Services
Equine-Assisted Mental Health is an interactive process in which a licensed mental health professional partners with an Agape equine specialist and horses to work toward meeting a client’s therapy goals.
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesnt change you. Participants will be challenged to step out of their comfort zones through this experience. Most participants have never been up close to a horse, and that is ok. Here at Agape, you will learn a little about horses and a lot about life!
Who’s it for?
Agape serves groups of 5-12 individuals per session. We strive for smaller, more intimate groups to allow for more engagement of participants. Programs are designed for elementary aged youth through adults. Goals and lessons are designed to meet each group’s unique needs. We partner with various mental health organizations and residential treatment centers serving individuals who have experienced domestic violence, addiction, trauma, grief, sex trafficking, depression, etc.
What to expect
Most often these Equine Assisted Therapy sessions are ground based (non riding), however there may be times when mounted (riding) activities are incorporated. The horses’ sensitivity to subtle changes and their non judgmental feedback makes them perfect partners for therapy sessions. Horses are social beings, much like humans, and within their herds you can observe various communication and social dynamics. Participants are able to practice the skills needed to build healthy relationships with the humans in their lives when they build healthy relationships with horses.
Interested? Let us know!
At Agape, you will learn a little about horses and a lot about life! Complete the form below to learn more.