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How Horses Help People

Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) make use of partnering with horses to help promote emotional and physical growth. EAAT are particularly useful for people who have ADD, anxiety, autism, dementia, delay in mental development, down syndrome, other genetic disorders, depression, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, and various other physical disabilities. Horses and History Humans have been utilizing horses in a therapeutic capacity since at least 600 BCE, but it didn’t take off in the United States until the year 1960, …

Why Horses are Great for Kids

Horses are gentle giants that can provide a number of positive qualities in a kid’s life. From leadership skills to companionship, these are just a few reasons that horses are great for kids. Sense of Freedom Horses give kids a sense of freedom. After a difficult day at school, they can saddle up and ride freely with their oversized, hoofed friend. This freedom gives them a sense of confidence that only a horse can provide.  Companionship Horses also provide companionship …

Support Youth Horse Organizations

Were you a horse crazy kid? If you had the horse bug and had a horse you were one of the lucky ones. I rode whatever horses I could find and remember that I would have ridden a cow if that was all I could find! I got my own horse when I was in 8th grade and it has been a consistent passion for me since then. Children who are interested in horses are given opportunities to expand their …