Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy for Struggling Girls
Equine Assisted Therapy helps struggling girls:
- Respect, set and hold appropriate boundaries
- Practice assertive communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Build emotional awareness through interaction with the horse providing an immediate bio/psycho/social feedback loop.
A struggling girls interaction and experience with the horses during Equine Assisted Therapy helps them identify healthy and unhealthy relationship patterns that appear in other areas of their lives. This helps to foster an improved understanding of how they impact and perceive others in their relationship dynamics. Students, many of them struggling girls, then learn to integrate these relationship, emotional regulation, cognitive and sensory skills into everyday life.