Dunham House Model of Equine-Assisted Therapy
The goals of Equine-Assisted Therapy at Dunham House are to introduce our clients to the therapeutic value of working with horses and to use these opportunities to learn, develop, and experience in the company of horses.
The primary objective of Equine-Assisted Therapy at Dunham House is to have each participant attend each session and participate in the activities. Each week will focus on a particular topic with instruction, hands-on activities, and journal writing exercises. The work with the horses is ground-based and no riding will be involved.
The program will consist of four themes over the course of 6 weeks.
- Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Self-Efficacy & Self-Mastery
- Social Skills & Empathy
- Opening of Positive Opportunities