The Benefits of Equine Therapy for Overcoming Adolescent Trauma

The Benefits of Equine Therapy for Overcoming Adolescent Trauma

equine therapy Equine therapy can be especially helpful to adolescents and teens struggling to overcome trauma. Here at The Heritage Community, our Elevate Academy helps students conquer symptoms brought on by a traumatic past. As a part of our comprehensive reside ...

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The Power of ‘Adopt a Horse’ For Students Who Struggle with Attachment

The Power of ‘Adopt a Horse’ For Students Who Struggle with Attachment It was late one afternoon, and Jimmy, a student in the equine therapy program at Heritage, was spending time with his adopted horse, Scout. He was teaching Scout to be comfortable with the body clippers. He had been working on this task for weeks—l ...

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Using Horses to Help Teens Manage Their Moods

Using Horses to Help Teens Manage Their Moods Approximately 14.3 percent of youth in the United States struggle with mood disorders (youth.gov). These disorders can lead to a variety of other behaviors—acting out, substance abuse, trouble in school, promiscuity, self-harming behaviors, withdra ...

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Easing Symptoms of ADHD through Equine Therapy

Easing Symptoms of ADHD through Equine Therapy In today’s day and age it isn’t uncommon to be distracted by media, technology, busy schedules, and the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced world. For some it is difficult to escape from these distractions and to avoid the effects they may have. Mi ...

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How Equine Therapy Can Benefit Troubled Teens

How Equine Therapy Can Benefit Troubled Teens Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Horses can have a profound effect on just about anyone. It has often been said that horses are a mirror to our souls. Due to the ...

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Why Horses? Seven ways kids benefit from Equine Therapy

Why Horses? Seven ways kids benefit from Equine Therapy By Summer Jenkins “Why horses? How will working with horses help my son or daughter?” These are questions I have been asked many times. As the program manager for the Heritage Schools Equine Therapy Programs, I have worked with hundreds of kids i ...

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