What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning?
Anchor Counseling is pleased to announce that we are now offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy will be offered to our clients ages 12 and over, who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, mood issues and trauma history. Equine Assisted Learning will be offered for those 10 and over, who may not have mental health issues, but struggle with anger, stress, difficulty expressing emotions, or feeling stuck. Equine therapies are primarily based on the ground with the horse, rather than riding. Both programs will be offered at Stable Minds 43w043 Campton Hills Road in Elburn, IL. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy may be covered by your insurance.
EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
Shiloh is a 13 year old, Palomino, Quarter Horse gelding. He was purchased by Anchor Counseling's owner, Angel, in 2022. Angel recently resumed riding again after 20 years off. Shiloh is said to have lived his life as a ranch horse in Oklahoma prior to being sold at an auction. He loves treats, having his ears scratched, and playing follow the leader. He can be a little nervous at times, but enjoys spending time with his people and horse friends
Dixie is a 16 year old, Halflinger Friesan cross mare. She is a big girl, with a huge heart. She loves chasing Shiloh away from food, kids and ear scratches. She had lived with the same family for most of her life before coming to Anchor Counseling.