Please – Tell Me What to Do!

Please – Tell Me What to Do!

This article has been a long time coming! It explores why many of us are looking for a ‘how to manual’ in this field of practice, and why this is not always what we need!

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Finnegan – preparing a horse for EFW takes time

Finnegan – preparing a horse for EFW takes time

What makes for a good EFW horse? What sort of training is required?
These are questions we explore at training workshops and this article provides an example of how a horse who initially did not seem suited to the work can – with time, support and choice – become a wonderful partner in this work.

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The Certification Conundrum – Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy

The Certification Conundrum – Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy

How do you find an equine or animal assisted therapy program that is physically and emotionally safe for all involved – two and four legged? In a largely unregulated field there are many different options and lots to think about – whether you are looking for a training or a treatment program. This article explores these questions including a case study and a list of key questions to ask potential service providers.

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Q1: What are Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy?

Q1: What are Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy?

Our first post in this series explains what we mean by equine and animal assisted therapy and some of the many other terms and acronyms used in these fields. We also provide links to some helpful organisations and professional bodies.

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Q4: What is the Role of the Horse in Equine Facilitated Wellness?

Q4: What is the Role of the Horse in Equine Facilitated Wellness?

This is quite possibly the most important question for all involved in the equine and animal assisted therapy fields. How we view our animal partners and their role in this work impacts how we treat and work with them, with significant consequences for the well being and safety of ALL involved, and for the potential benefits of this work.

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