Category Archives: Other challenges

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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Let’s Talk Honestly About Mental Health

Come on. Let’s be honest. All of us know someone, a family member, a friend, a coworker, a child in the neighborhood, who is living with a mental health issue. It may be something mild that is managed by interventions … 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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What Burden Do You Carry?

I have shared this before. My dad died when I was very young. Not only his death, but the ripples from it, shaped my early childhood and all the years since.  We were lucky. He was in the military, so … Continue reading

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For The Love of a Horse

I personally know how powerful a relationship with horses can be, but at times it can be very difficult to explain to others. However, time and time again I have seen the proof of Winston Churchill’s famous quote “There is … Continue reading

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There is Something to Be Said for Being on the Move

There are many reasons why Equine Therapy is an effective intervention for many people. For many, horses are nearly magical in their power, beauty and sensitivity. For some it is the fact that horses are prey animals, creating a sympathetic … Continue reading

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