Equine-Assisted Activities Psychotherapy and Learning

We offer different services designated to certain groups and situations using Equine Assisted Activities:

  • For veterans, first responders and their families –  services, counseling and life coaching programs
  • Services, grief counseling, life coaching to children, teens and young adults, adults and seniors as well as their families
  • Programs and services designated to individuals, couples and families in crisis formated as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or Equine Assisted Learning sessions
  • For corporate and any other group – Equine Assisted Learning programs formated as workshop to improve management, leadership and team work skills

How it works?

Equine Assisted Activities, Therapies, Learning or Coaching sessions are designed for individuals, couples, families or corporate groups. Those Activities incorporate interaction with Horses for Personal Development and Mental and Behavioural Health Therapy. It is a collaborative effort between a licensed Therapist or Life Coach working with the clients and Horses to address designated goals. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a short-term, or “Brief” approach.

Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) feelings, behaviours, and patterns. This approach has been compared to the ropes courses used by therapists, treatment facilities, and human development courses around the world. EAP has the added advantage of utilizing horses, dynamic and powerful living beings.

Spirit Open Equestrian Program has been approved for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6433. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Spirit Open Equestrian Program is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.