Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine assisted forms of therapy are having a profound impact on the well-being of participants all over the globe. Horses are becoming more known for having an affinity for eliciting emotional and spiritual healing in those of us suffering with varying psychological disorders and conditions (EAP).

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning (EAP/EAL) are the professional fields where horses are used as facilitators for emotional growth and learning. EAP is a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional. Because of its intensity and effectiveness, it is considered a successful short-term, or “brief’ approach for positive behavior modification.

    Our Therapy Programs

    “Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning (EAP/EAL) is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach that has an incredible impact on individuals, youth, families, and groups. EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs.” (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, 2009-2010)

    The therapy horses here at Rancho Del Sueño are chosen carefully from our herd for their calm demeanor and incomparable tolerance. We hold these horses very close to our hearts as they are not only the backbone of our business, but they are also extraordinary teachers. Our therapy programs are designed to address the individual needs of participants. For more information, please contact us at 559-868-8681 or