Equine Therapy has been used extensively in the treatment of mental health and trauma and continues to be an effective addition to The Bay’s Approach. The Bay’s team of horses play an important role in exploring vulnerability and, in the process, allowing our therapists to teach you how to regulate your emotions.
Horses are highly attuned to human emotions and when they detect a change in your emotions, they display emotional and behavioural changes similar to a flight response. The goal of the therapy is to gain awareness into your own emotional state, and how it is affecting the horse’s response, and regulate our own nervous system which, in turn, reduces the horse’s anxiety and allows you to continue working together. Equine Therapy also assists in developing healthy boundaries, both personal and emotional.