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Hopes, Dreams and Horses

A NON-PROFIT EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY CENTER

JUPITER, FLORIDA

Horses are extremely reflective of humans emotions, are metaphoric in their actions and genuine with their reactions

Psychological & Social Benefits

Therapeutic horsemanship involves interaction
with horses, staff, volunteers,
and other participants

• Improved positive communication styles

• Increased teamwork and socialization

• Improved verbal and non-verbal communication

• Recognition of body language

• Developed respect and love for people and animals

• Development of friendships and an equine family

• Inspired independence

• Provided social stimulation

• Increased interest and enjoyment of the outdoors

  Increased sense of responsibility and respect

• Development of patience and understanding of others

Equine Interaction promotes an overall
sense of well-being and provides an 'in the moment', tranquil environment to find one's self

• A sense of self and developed personal growth

• Skills for healthy relationships

• Developed trust and bonding

• Increased confidence for boundary setting

• Developed assertiveness rather than aggressiveness

• Improved self-confidence

• Reduced stress by achieved peace of mind

• Increased behavior modification

• Increased interest in the outside world

• Developed confidence to work through fears

• Emotional control and self-discipline

Expansion of the locus of control as an individual increases
  their control over a powerful animal, they view themselves as
  having control over their world.