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Equine Therapy and Troubled Youth

Equine therapy is a viable help option for troubled youth. If you are the parent of a troubled teen that has not been successful in other therapeutic formats you should consider equine therapy.  The definition of equine therapy is using horses as a means to provide metaphoric experiences in order to promote emotional growth in troubled youth. An example of an exercise used in equine therapy is an instructor will lead a horse to the center of an area and then the students are asked to get the horse to move out of a specified area without touching the horse at all. It is normal for these students to try yelling or clapping and even whistling yet the horse will not move. Now the example that this sets is that in life yelling and or forcing is not the best way to get someone to do something. The professionals of ZES understand how helpful equine therapy can be in the recovery of troubled youth. If you have any questions regarding equine therapy then call the professionals of ZES now at 866-471-8579

By participating in equine therapy your child will learn how to lead a horse. Often in the beginning teens will begin by trying to pull the horse along while being in front. However they will find that the best way to lead a horse is to walk with it side by side. The many methods that equine therapist use to teach youth how to understand what their actions can be extremely effective. By using the horse and those specific situations teens can be shown how their own behaviors are often like that of the horse. If you do not know the right way of doing things the horse will not respond. This can be a powerful insight for the troubled teens as they will begin to understand themselves better as well as their parents. 

ZES is here to help parents find the best possible help option for their troubled youth. If you are ready to seek help then consider calling the professionals of ZES now at 866-471-8579

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