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post #1 of 3 Old 01-29-2019, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Equine Assisted Psychotherapist?

I'm thinking about college because it's just around the river bend. I love psychology and helping people work through life and thoughts, but I also love horses and I know that horses certainly help me through a lot of my own mental and emotional issues I've had for a long time. Would anyone actually pay for their child to have equine assisted psychotherapy? Or would it be best to try sticking to physical therapy?
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Many do or the services are part of a package that has funding provided. This link can help provide more information. https://www.pathintl.org/resources-e...-psychotherapy
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Equine assisted psychotherapy has a strong rate of carryover into other areas of people's lives. I support it.

Equine assisted physical therapy does not demonstrate good carryover into other areas of a person's physical needs.

The problem with both is the cost. A practice that uses horses is not paid any more than a practice that uses an office and furniture or exercise equipment by instance companies. I'm lumping both psychotherapy and physical therapy together. But with equine assisted therapies there are three additional costs of horses, tack, stables, feed, veterinarian care.

A large amount of time and energy goes into fundraising when horses are used.

I suggest you study the discipline that interests you the most and seek to incorporate horses into your practice as you find opportunity.
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