Horses, and the lifestyle that goes along with them, provide us opportunities to become not only exceptional horse people, but people of great character. People who treat horses and animals humanely, with great compassion, empathy and respect. People who respect the earth. People who help others.
In addition to the wonderful benefits Adaptive (Therapeutic) Riding can bring, horses are also incredibly helpful for children and adults to find inner power and peace, build self-esteem, battle the effects of depression, improve health and wellness, and improve functioning for those with physical and developmental special needs. For our Veterans, it is a proven therapeutic tool to help treat the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Through our understanding of equine behavior and herd dynamics, we learn about the horses social and behavioral patterns, which can in turn, teach us about our own behaviors.
I am certified as an Equine Specialist in Hippotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and Equine Assisted Learning. My area of interest and research is stress reduction in partnership with horses utilizing techniques such as therapeutic touch, meditation, and Tai Chi.
I see a small number of clients each year during the spring, summer and fall. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me using the link below.