- What is Equine Therapy?
- Do I need to be a Counsellor 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.
Our first article answers the question, What is Equine Therapy? defining some of the different, and often confusing, terms 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 and some practicalities.
If you’d like some answers right away, watch this short video from the TV series, Wild about Animals:
To see some of the Healing Hooves horses and get a feel for how we work see the video below or 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!
Learn... Heal... Grow... at Healing Hooves
Through Horses we are granted the Grace to be ... and the Space to Become... Welcome to the Healing Hooves Canada Facebook page! We offer counselling, parenting support, personal growth, and professional training in equine and animal assisted therapy. Healing Hooves' animals star in several therapeutic children's books. A selection of these are currently available to non profit organisations at no charge - message us for more information!Our four legged therapists work with people dealing with anxiety, depression, attachment struggles, parent child conflict, ADHD, FASD, grief and loss, eating disorders, addictions, and trauma.Our two legged professionals include counsellors and social workers with training in EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Equine Therapy, AAT, and attachment theory with the Neufeld institute. From a horsemanship perspective our training is in the Centered riding, Connected Riding and TEAM approaches.Funding for sessions can be available through FSCD, Supports for Permanency, and for reimbursement through private insurance plans.Healing Hooves has been in operation for almost 20 years serving a wide range of clients in Alberta and beyond. We welcome your questions and enquiries!You can also find out more about us on our website www.healinghooves.ca and blog https://healinghooves.ca/blog/Posted by Healing Hooves Animal Assisted Therapy on Saturday, January 5, 2019