Equine Assisted Therapy: Horses for Healing

Animal Assisted Therapy is not just limited to our canine friends. With 20% of all Australians suffering from mental illness in any given year, there needs to be more strategies to cope.Equine Assisted Therapy draws on the healing properties of horses and the psychology of their interactions with humans. It can help to address the invisible wounds that we often have no words for, such as sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress – particularly prevalent with war veterans. Nic spoke to Michelle Black, Pacific Region Director for EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) to discuss.

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