Mission Statement

N.E.A.T.’s mission is to provide social, emotional and behavioral growth and learning through work with horses to individuals and groups in northern Nevada.

Equine-assisted therapy for the treatment of mental health, emotional, behavioral, and relationship issues is a relatively new form of therapeutic intervention which recognizes that the bond between animals and humans fosters emotional growth and healing.

Among other things, working with horses can:

  • Increase trust and confidence
  • Improve self-awareness and focus
  • Develop anger management skills
  • Build strong and appropriate boundaries
  • Reduce loneliness, anxiety, and feelings of isolation
  • Decrease impulsive and self-destructive behaviors
  • Foster creativity