Passages Equine Therapy is a solution-focused, experiential therapy experience. Run in conjunction with Reins of Hope, Equine Therapy at Passages is facilitated by EAGALA certified Equine Assisted Growth and Learning specialists. Clients have unique interactions with horses who have been doing work with individual clients and groups for years, and are wonderful with people.
Equine Therapy is not about horsemanship, it is about relationship. It is a solution-focused therapy method where clients partner with horses and work together through challenges in the client’s recovery. Horses have been on the earth 55 million years as pack and prey animals. As prey animals their number one job is staying safe, so they have highly developed a present moment awareness, a strong orientation towards connection and authenticity, and sophisticated set of communication skills. Horses are uniquely helpful in guiding clients to a place of authenticity and finding new ways to succeed in their path towards sobriety.