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What is therapy with miniature horses?

There is a great variety of different miniature horse assisted therapies and activities, as they are always adapted to the specific needs of the clients. The three most common modalities are:

  • Individual therapies in which a professional therapist (psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, coach, etc) incorporates miniature horse assisted therapy in the treatment of the client.
  • Group activities run in schools, social education centers, nursing homes etc. These activities commonly include, among others, games and exercises that specifically work hand and eye coordination, verbal communication, body language, relaxation etc.
  • Therapeutic visits in residential homes, hospitals, nursing homes etc. in which the miniature therapy horse visits each person individually, adapting the visit to the needs of each person.