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Not just horsing around … psychologists put their faith in equine therapies

Not just horsing around … psychologists put their faith in equine therapies

In a Sussex field, a large bay horse is galloping around, tail held high. This magnificent creature is one of a new army of animals that is helping therapists to treat everything from addiction to autism to post-traumatic stress disorder. Read More.

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Horses Help Heal Veterans

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military’s toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness. READ MORE here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/marine-corps-mindfulness-meditation_n_2526244.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share

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Horse therapy helps people surmount personal obstacles

Horse therapy helps people surmount personal obstacles

HILLIER, ONT.—Deb Tattersall watches in amazement as her usually taciturn daughter chats easily with someone she’s just met. “She’s completely found her voice,” Tattersall marvels. “That is totally the horses.” Horses are Suki Tattersall’s therapist. By working with them in guided interaction, the 17-year-old is learning to

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EAGALA In Practice Video

EAGALA In Practice Video
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Why not guinea pigs?

Why not guinea pigs?

Why not guinea pigs? When I talk about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) or Horse Assisted Coaching and Counselling, which I do at every opportunity, I am often asked ‘why horses?’ and I agree, they aren’t the most convenient of animals. Lots of people ask about dogs and

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What’s for dinner? Or … How to work out what you need, how to get it and what to do next!

Humans are predators. Even the vegetarian ones. So are dogs and cats. Although usually they are not vegetarians. Predators need to clearly see what is in front of them and conceal their intent to eat it for as long as possible. In the past we learned to

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