What is Equine-Assisted Therapy?
Promise Ranch proudly provides Equine-Assisted Services for children and adults with developmental, physical, social or emotional healing needs.
Our instructors and therapists work directly with our riders and their families to design goal-oriented lesson plans and plans of care. We are also happy to work with outside therapists, teachers, and counselors so that we can ensure consistency and goal-alignment for each and every rider.
Equine-Assisted Services (EAS)– a term that refers to any and all therapeutic or educational activities that are facilitated by a professional and assisted equines. This term encompasses a variety of disciplines, including Adaptive Riding, Horse-Mounted Therapies/Hippotherapy, Equine-Assisted Therapies, and Horsemanship for Veterans.
Our equine-Assisted Programs
Horsemanship for Veterans
Mental Health Therapies
Benefits of Equine-Assisted Services
EAS is generally divided into four categories – therapy, recreation/leisure, sport, and education. Individuals who participate in EAS benefit socially, physically, emotionally, and cognitively.
Physical Benefits of EAS
The movement of the horse at a walk simulates the human gait. A horse’s movement is 3-dimensional, rhythmical, symmetrical and repetitive and has the following effects on the rider: