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A donkey interacts with a space built by a client to represent their anger. Horses’ (and donkeys’) responses to clients’ work can help clients find deeper meaning based on their interpretation of animals’ actions.

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Taking the reins: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
August 29, 2020 midnight

Taking the reins: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

When Idaho Youth Ranch was approached to start an equine-assisted therapy program seven years ago, Amanda Smith, then-therapist for the nonprofit, was eager to be part of it.