Horses can have extremely positive therapeutic effects on children with emotional and behavioral issues. Many times, these kids have a hard time trusting and/or communicating with people, especially adults. Equine assisted programs can have a profoundly positive impact on children with special needs when included as part of their cognitive therapy services.
Equine therapy is a unique and positive approach to improving the lives of children impacted by the challenges of autism. Working with horses can lead to improvements in the areas of function most severely affected by autism, including physical, social and emotional.