Primary Location

26 Wesmark Ct.

Sumter, SC 29150 US

(803)8834981

Equine Assisted Therapy

Zeke

Equine-assisted therapy, or horse therapy, is a type of mental health treatment that involves a person in therapy interacting with horses. Designed for people of all ages, equine therapy has been shown to treat a wide range of mental health issues, addressing both physical and psychological concerns associated with a diagnosis

Equine-assisted psychotherapy is said to work in part because of the natural ability horses have to pick up on human emotional expressions and needs. Particularly patient, perceptive, and attuned to displays of fear, anger, agitation, and despair, horses are able to mirror human moods in a nonjudgmental way, without motive or expectations. As the person in therapy bonds with the horse, self-awareness grows and emotional healing often takes place.

Studies have shown people of all ages can benefit from equine-assisted therapy, and horses have been incorporated into treatment for a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Inattention and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Addictions and Substance Abuse issues
  • Mood-related issues
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Eating and Food issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic stress (PTSD)
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling

Contact Us

Location

Availability

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Equine Assisted Therapies Only

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

Equine Assisted Therapies Only

10:00 am-4:00 pm