- What are Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy?
- Do I need to be a Counselor to do it?
- Do I need my own facility and horses?
- How long does it take (and how much does it cost) to certify?
These are just some of the questions that came up when I polled graduates and certification candidates within the Healing Hooves training program to find out what they needed to know – both when they first became interested in the field and once they started on their training journey.
This blog series answers the most frequently asked questions, plus gives you the opportunity to ask us new questions.
Each article in this series answers one specific question, starting with a quick answer for those of you who are super busy or prefer to skim, followed by a more in-depth answer for those of you looking for that.
If you have a question which has NOT been answered in this series, or if my answers create new questions for you, post these as a comment below and I will endeavor to answer them. We update this blog each year to keep it current and love to add new posts to answer new questions!
Our first article answers the question, What is Equine Therapy? defining some of the different, and often confusing, terms and acronyms people use in this field, and what it all means. After that we will start answering your questions about training, certification, the role of the horse/ other animal and some practicalities about working in this exciting field.
If you’d like answers right away, watch this short video from the TV series, Wild about Animals:
To see some more of the Healing Hooves horses and get a feel for how we work we encourage you to check out the rest of our website.
And remember to let us know what other questions you would like us to answer in the comments section below!