Category Archives: FAS

What is Equine ‘Therapy’?

Anyone who has spent time around horses can probably tell you about how being with horses made them feel and there is no denying that for many horses appear ‘magical’. In most communities there are many opportunities to interact with … Continue reading

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New Study Highlights Why Good Interventions Are So Important

It is not hard to understand that kids and teens dealing with social, emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors if they are not guided in a better direction. They will look for … Continue reading

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ADHD/ODD and Aggression

Parents and care-givers dread the phone call telling them that their child is in trouble at school again. Parent-Teacher conferences and IEP meetings can be disheartening at best when parents/care-givers hear about how their sweet, funny, smart child is aggressive … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy Programs Struggle

It is a sad day when we learn that another Equine Therapy Program will be closing their doors. Wisconsin’s CHAP program has reached the sad conclusion that they can not continue to provide services. We know the struggles of implementing … Continue reading

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What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation???

Through work with horses, Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy provides social, emotional and behavioral growth and learning as well as a mental health intervention called Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), but what the heck is that?! I found this really good explanation and … Continue reading

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Holiday Challenges for Those with Special Needs

Yes, it is the season! So many wonderful events. School programs, family get-togethers, special events, snow and time off from our daily routines. So much excitement, yet so many opportunities for things to go badly! These can be challenging times … Continue reading

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A Combination of Mental Health Issues

For many people, it is not just one mental health issue they are dealing with. The issues can ‘tag team’ you till you feel just completely overwhelmed. In this Forbes piece by author Amulya Malladi, she shares her experience of … Continue reading

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Family, Friends, Neighbors and Co-Workers

The evidence is in and we are NOT doing a good job! Today is World Mental Health Day and according to Fortune, the statistics show that most adults struggling with mental health issues are not receiving the support they need. … Continue reading

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Horses Helping People Heal

We KNOW that work with horses can help people heal, because we SEE IT every day with the clients we work with, but it is so encouraging to hear about other programs that are partnering with horses to help others. … Continue reading

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Environmental Factors that Keep People From Healing

I have to admit, one of the hardest things about the work we do, is the awareness that sometimes, no matter how much we care and how well a client does in our program, they will continue to have serious … Continue reading

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