Horses are magnificent animals. They’re nonjudgmental, compassionate and are able to mirror the emotions and attitudes of those interacting with them. These characteristics are what make horses such amazing companions for those trying to overcome addiction.
At The Raleigh House, we offer equine therapy to help our clients identify emotional and behavioral challenges and develop skills like confidence and responsibility.
Equine therapy, also known as horse therapy or equine-assisted therapy, is the interaction between people and horses. Under the supervision of a skilled equine therapist, you have the opportunity to groom, feed, lead and ride horses. You’ll be able to process thoughts and feelings in a relaxed environment, while your therapist observes your behaviors and identifies areas of focus in your addiction recovery.
You’ll gain greater self-awareness and empathy as you work with these gentle and nonjudgmental animals. Caring for and working with horses provides many more benefits, including:
These one-on-one interactions with a horse will help you overcome your fears and address any emotional trauma preventing you from conquering your addiction. The special connection you’ll build through equine therapy can renew your self-worth and motivate you to live a healthier life.
At The Raleigh House, we offer a holistic treatment plan that goes beyond just the physical recovery from drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction, learn more about our treatment philosophy. If you have questions about equine therapy or our rehab program in general, please contact us today or call us directly at 720.891.4657.