What is EAP?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a therapeutic treatment modality in which the horse is a partner in the therapy promoting growth and positive change. Through non-riding activities, people are able to overcome and conquer the difficulties and challenges they may be currently experiencing in their daily lives.

During a session, the client is asked to perform a specific activity on the ground utilizing a horse or horses. ​Horses provide feedback during the activity relating to the individual's current situation. The psychologist will then carefully explore the feedback and analyze the interactions between the horse and person. They will then decide how to apply the lessons learned in the arena to the client’s current life situations.