Equine Therapy A Success For Community Based Programs
Photo of Excelsior client enjoying first equine experienceBy: Kristen Protasiewicz M.A., LPC, Therapist for Day Treatment and Community Based Programming
This summer was our first ever Equine Therapy program with our Community Based Services (CBS) girls. Horseback Miracles has a unique
The clients in the photos have had some substantial growth connected to the equine program. Client A (pictured with stuffed animals and glasses) has never worn jeans in her life due to sensory issues, but since being in our program now has a favorite pair of jeans which she wore every week. She went from being afraid to get on the horse to fully participating in the riding aspect of the program within a few weeks. Her (adoptive) parents attended the family day and cried when they saw all that she could do. She went from repeatedly stating "I can't, I can't" to now saying "I can do this" in our 10 weeks together.
With a successful Equine Parent Day under our belts, we are hoping to pilot an Equine Family Therapy program with some of very interested families this fall.