Improving Mental Health Through
Equine Assisted Therapies

Equine Assisted Therapies are ground based, with no ridden element. EAT incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning.  This means that participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing thoughts, belief systems, attitudes, patterns and emotions behind those behaviours.

Clinical research studies indicate that EAP and EAL can positively impact depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, relationship issues, eating disorders, anger management and post traumatic stress resulting from physical or sexual abuse or combat-related trauma.

Benefits have been well documented and include: 

 * Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence
* Anger and Anxiety Management
* Relationship Building Skills
* Increased Resilience
* Ability to Face Fear and Challenges
* Increased Communication Skills (Verbal and Non Verbal)
* Increase in Awareness of Healthy, Safe Personal Boundaries
* Increased Assertiveness
* Increased Ability to Accept and Manage Situations
* Helps with Teamwork and Cooperaton
* Enhances Leadership Skills
* Increases Self Discipline and Responsibility

We have excellent facilities at Equus for both the riding school and equine assisted therapies including a brand new state of the art indoor riding arena with viewing area, stables, an outdoor riding arena, showers with changing areas and a cafe with a good choice of meals, snacks and drinks.

Riding Schools

Stables & Livery

Meeting & Club Room

Cafe