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EQUINE THERAPY

TO RIDE ON A HORSE IS

TO FLY WITHOUT WINGS

Rolling Hills Ranchette

All equine therapy takes place at Rolling Hills Ranchette, Dr. Moore's ranch, located in the peaceful town of Templeton, California. The training of the horses happens right here on the facility where people are welcome to come and learn more about equine therapy.

Equine-Assisted Therapy (also known as EAT) is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions between patients and horses.

Equine Therapy involves activities (such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse) that are supervised by a mental health professional, often with the support of a horse professional. Both during the activity and after the patient has finished working with the horse; the equine therapist can observe and interact with the patient to identify behavior patterns and process thoughts and emotions.

The goal of equine therapy is to help the patient develop needed skills and attributes, such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and self-control. Equine therapy also provides an innovative milieu in which the therapist and the patient can identify and address a range of emotional and behavioral challenges.

WHY USE EQUINE THERAPY?

Equine therapy has shown to have many positive benefits when correctly taught by certified therapists.

 

Some of them include:

  • Confidence

  • Self-Efficacy

  • Self-Concept

  • Communication

  • Trust

  • Perspective

  • Decreased Isolation

  • Self-Acceptance

  • Impulse Control

  • Social Skills

  • Boundaries

  • Spiritual Connection

Dr. Moore is also a board member of the Heaven Can Wait program, an equine sanctuary. 
For more information click here Heaven Can Wait.

Dr. Moore and assistant Michael Smith have over 40 years of experience working with horses both on the ground and in the competitive arena. The combination with their psychologist background and a passion for horses, makes them successfully qualified for equine therapy.