Getting Started in Equine Therapy: FAQs

Do you have questions about equine therapy? Wondering if it is the career for you? Not sure where to start, who to train with, or how to get certified? We have the answers to these and many other frequently asked questions within this series!

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Q1: What is Equine Therapy?

In this first post in our FAQ series for people starting out in Equine Therapy we cover some key terminology and clarify what we mean by the term 'Equine Therapy'. As noted in our introduction, you will find a quick answer below for those of you who are...

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Q4: What is the Role of the Horse in Equine Therapy?

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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Q5: Who Should I Certify With in Equine Therapy?

The Quick AnswerThere are many certification options in the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Equine Facilitated Wellness (EFW) fields, meaning this can be an overwhelming and confusing topic at first. For reasons I discuss in more depth below, the...

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