1 What is Equine Therapy for Healing Kids
Equine-assisted therapy can be the key to allowing kids to express themselves, build relationships, and develop trust. The horse is, by nature, a loving and gentle yet honest animal, and having one take part in counseling sessions provides comfort and depth to the therapeutic discussions.
What Equine Kid Therapy Offers:
- A sense of responsibility and confidence
- The freedom to open up and talk to the therapist
- A mirror to show what emotions they are expressing
- A feeling of being heard and valued
- A safe space provided by the noble, honest, and compassionate horse
- A deeply therapeutic session with a licensed and experienced counselor
1 How it Works
Your child and Bianca will first just spend time with the horse, grooming and feeding the animal, and, depending on your kid’s comfort level, may walk while leading the horse. During this time, Bianca will talk with your child and begin to work through feelings and behaviors.
2 What to Expect
Children typically love horses and form quick attachment to them. They feel calmer and more comfortable when one is near. Horses also bring about a sense of responsibility and self-confidence that comes from the care and feeding of a large animal.
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3 Is Equine Therapy Right for Your Child
If your child has a hard time opening up and communicating feelings or has experienced trauma at the hands of an adult, equine-assisted therapy can provide the breakthrough that is needed. The kindness of the horse along with Bianca’s own gentle nature lets trust develop and sharing becomes easier.
4 Book a Session
If you have any questions on how equine therapy works for kids or if this method is right for your child, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bianca. You can also use the Book a Session page to schedule your treatment today.
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|Equine Assisted Sessions for Kids (ages 8 - 12)|
|45-Minute Introductory Assessment