Equine Facilitated Mental Health

Psychotherapy by partnering with the power of the horse

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Equine Facilitated Mental Health is an experiential form of psychotherapy and learning for individuals revolving around horses. Why horses? Horses are domesticated prey animals and because of this they are extremely sensitive to emotional and physical changes in the human being. The horse, after picking up on the emotional state of the human being, begins to mimic those feelings. This provides bot the client and therapist with information of the client's current mood as well as changes in moods.

Emotional Benefits:

Horses provide us with a way to see our internal landscape as well as to provide insight to our modes of operation. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Improvement of critical life and communication skills
  • Better understanding of non-verbal communication
  • More conscious awareness of oneself and surroundings
  • An increase in focus, attentiveness, self-esteem and self-confidence
Equine Facilitated Mental Health Fact Sheet:
  • How often do clients participate?
    • Typically weekly or biweekly but treatment is individualized based on therapeutic needs
  • How long are therapy sessions?
    • 45-60 minutes
  • What kinds of insurance are billable?
    • Yes! Sarah Jane works with a variety of insurance companies including Medicaid
    • Sliding scale available for cash clients
  • How do I become a client?
    • Call Sarah Jane via (603)203-8256 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to set up an intake!
  • Is any special attire required?
    • Close-toed, close-heeled shoes and comfortable clothing
    • Dress appropriate for weather
  • Am I going to be riding? 
    • No. Therapy sessions are conducted on the ground and are based on the clients comfort level