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Equine Therapy

Start Your Recovery Journey

The decision to seek treatment is a big step,
but you don’t have to do it alone.

Equine or horse assisted therapy is a holistic recovery modality that offers a break from the typical treatment setting. The interaction between therapy animals and clients while undergoing addiction treatment can transform the therapeutic experience by bringing a sense of purpose while the client is in a residential treatment setting. Upon implementing off site equine therapy we have seen rapport between clients and staff improve, anxiety in clients reduce, and the odds of successful recovery increase. By including animal assisted therapy to evidence-based practices in our program, we are able to offer a more comprehensive and positive experience in addiction recovery. We provide a weekly opportunity for clients to travel off site with a licensed counselor and attend equine therapy sessions. 

Learning how to use animals as a calming mechanism is just one of the holistic methods, we offer at Pride Institute.  

Equine Therapy Horses
Equine Thearpy David Teena

What is Equine Therapy?

Engagement in equine-assisted services can improve your social, emotional, and cognitive functioning by treating the body as a whole: mind, body and spirit. This holistic service model involves the use of our amazing therapeutic horse team, in collaboration with our specially trained equine practitioners, to promote healing, growth, success and change! We are honored to serve clients of all ages and specialize in providing equine-assisted service options for individuals, groups, families, and seniors. 

Community Partnership with Serenity Farms

At Serenity Farm and Stables, our goal is to provide unique personalized experiences which heal and strengthen the mind, body and spirit. Through a variety of wellness modalities, we work with you to build hope, find joy and untap your true potential. Combining the awesome power of equine healing with homeopathic and strengths-based practices, your holistic journey will be anything but typical on our beautiful 17-acre horse farm located in Watertown, MN.

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