Footprints of Hope


Equine Therapy
EAGALA: Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association
Information about EAGALA: http://www.EAGALA.org/


Footprints of Hope Equine Therapy

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Our therapy is effective addressing issues of abuse, family relations, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, etc.

Why we use a horse? Horses have the power to influence people. The benefits of work ethic, responsibility, assertiveness, communication, and healthy relationships have long been recognized.

Horses naturally provide these benefits. The participant learns about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horse. The focus of Equine Therapy is not on riding horsemanship.

Sessions at Footprints of Hope involve setting up ground activities involving creative thinking, problem solving, leadership, being responsible, teamwork, relationships, and confidence. We present Equine Therapy in a safe and fun environment that keeps a participant interested, intrigued, and promotes resolution and insights in treating the individual.

Participants are given a goal, a description of what the result of the activity should look like. This may be to get a horse through an obstacle course or into a specific area.

The participants do not have to complete the objective successfully. How the group functions holds greater significance than whether they accomplish the goal.

During a debriefing session, the participants are given the opportunity to summarize and point out any interesting events that may have taken place during the exercise. This allows participants the opportunity to explore and come up with solutions on their own.

The participants can take these newly found skills and information about themselves and apply them to situations in their own life.


Sugar and young Diamond Unique
Sugar and young Diamond Unique
Footprints of Hope Equine Therapy


Casanova
Casanova
Footprints of Hope Equine Therapy


Zapata
Zapata
Footprints of Hope Equine Therapy


Karioca
Karioca
Footprints of Hope Equine Therapy


Red and Mary Kay
Red and Mary Kay
Footprints of Hope Equine Therapy


Footprints of Hope