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Equine Therapy (Mental Health Therapy / Eagala)
Equine-assisted therapy encompasses a range of treatments that involve activities with horses and other equines to promote human physical and mental health. Studies have shown people of all ages can benefit from equine-assisted therapy, and horses have been incorporated into treatment for a wide variety of issues, including cerebral palsy, Inattention and hyperactivity (ADHD), addictions and substance abuse issues, mood-related issues, autism,
asperger’s, learning difficulties, eating and food issues, grief and loss, trauma and posttraumatic stress (PTSD), bipolar, depression, and anxiety.
Equine therapy can target physical concerns such as behavioral tics, motor control issues, balance, posture, and coordination–especially in children and teens with cerebral palsy. In other cases, working with horses helped by increasing individuals’ cognitive skills, reducing stress, easing symptoms of PTSD, and addressing symptoms of depression. Equine therapy has even been shown to, for some individuals, have a positive effect on destructive relationship patterns that have developed or behaviors that compromise health or safety.
Below is a list of equine therapists available in (and around) St. George. Scroll down or click on your city to see the list. If you have recommendations or would like to be added to the list, please contact us at email@example.com or message us at @HorseHavenRanchSTG on FB.
St. George Equine Therapists
Dr. Colton Gust
Dr. Craig Brinkerhoff
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