When Horses Are Healers

May 15th, 2018

David Lawrence Center has long offered “horse therapy” as one of its holistic therapy services. But just recently, the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC) has donated their equine therapy services to participants in the Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

Officially known as “Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy,” the program helps children to relieve stress and develop communication, relationship-building, and self-reflection skills. NTRC’s mission is “to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs.”

Several children in the PHP program made their first visit to NTRC. PHP Supervisor Jennifer Eagels said they had “such a good time!”

 

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