Equinect Therapies is a paediatric Occupational Therapy service offering Equine-Assisted sessions. Clients gain the opportunity to work with horses in an outdoor environment to progress towards their Occupational Therapy goals.
A typical session may include time indoors as well as outdoors with the horses, depending on the client’s goals. As an Occupational Therapy service, we can work towards goals in fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills, emotional regulation, attention, and sensory processing. Interactions with horses can be especially valuable in the development of skills such as flexible thinking, empathy, managing anxiety, impulsivity, reading body language, building self-esteem and confidence.