Equine Assisted Activities & Therapy (EAAT) is an umbrella term that encompasses all of the equine-assisted activities which positively affect the participant’s cognitive, mental, physical and/or social wellbeing. These activities and therapies range from very structured, such as equine assisted psychotherapy, to less rigid, like recreational group riding. All EAAT activities are tailored to the participants’ needs and address specific goals in their lives.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International defines Equine Assisted Activities as any specific center activity, e.g.. therapeutic riding, mounted or ground activities, grooming and stable management, shows, parades, demonstrations, etc., in which the center’s clients, participants, volunteers, instructors and equines are involved. They define Equine Assisted Therapy as treatment that incorporates equine activities and/or the equine environment. Rehabilitative goals are related to the patient’s needs and the medical professional’s standards of practice.
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