Equine-Assisted Service & Activities

The Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapeutic Riding and Activities

According to PATH International, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. ” There are many different types of equine-assisted activities. In its most profound sense, therapeutic riding or attachment riding and any interaction with horses is an equine-assisted action to promote the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs.”

For that reason, equine-assisted activities are not only used in therapeutic settings for individuals with special needs but also by those seeking support in their spiritual and mental well-being. For example, improvements can be:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Reducing anxiety and stress
  • Learning your identity
  • Expressing  emotion
  • Building trust and healthy relationships
  • Enhancing confidence
  • Calming

Horses Are Our Partners

Horses are soothing and gentle animals. They are straightforward in their interactions without lying or manipulating. They do not judge or blame. Their presence alone can be healing.

“Horses are our silent partners. When we learn their languages, this partnership grows strong.” – Monty Robers (Horse Trainer)

Sun Horse Ranch developed a unique sensory path with activity stations at the Pony Garden to support people with delays in cognitive and sensory abilities. The sensory path creates an adventurous and exciting environment.

The Sun Horse Ranch will also have small gatherings and little celebrations such as birthday parties and occasional events.

“To witness how horses communicate with people, it is like opening a door to let in love and peace.” – Bel Burwell