The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.
— Sharon Ralls Lemon

Equine therapy is gaining momentum as a treatment for PTSD, Autism, and other issues. I have found that equine therapy is especially useful for working with trauma, attachment issues, and difficult relationship patterns. Because working with horses addresses multiple areas, I might also recommend equine therapy if you have physical therapy, occupational therapy, or cognitive therapy goals.

I use Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy as a primary modality or as an adjunctive, supplemental therapy.
Equine therapy sessions are minimum of an hour and a half long and take place at Happy Dog Ranch in Littleton or at Medicine Horse Program in Boulder.

[image: Two brown horses are engaging in mutual grooming in a paddock. Their necks are wrapped next to each other, as if in a hug, so that they can groom each other's back. Other horses are nearby. A golden field is in the background, with shadowy mountains, and big white clouds. Picture was taken at Happy Dog Ranch.]

[image: Two brown horses are engaging in mutual grooming in a paddock. Their necks are wrapped next to each other, as if in a hug, so that they can groom each other's back. Other horses are nearby. A golden field is in the background, with shadowy mountains, and big white clouds. Picture was taken at Happy Dog Ranch.]