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TM The Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy What is Equine Assisted Therapy ?

  title={TM The Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy What is Equine Assisted Therapy ?},
  author={S. Simpson},
The purpose of this study was to examine the psychotherapeutic effect of riding therapy (RT) on a group of adult users of a social services mental health team in South Devon. The benefit of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and pet ownership on health and well being is well documented. However, whilst research has been conducted into the benefits of hippo therapy (the employment of horse riding as a physiotherapeutic aid) little has been undertaken on the psychotherapeutic benefits of riding… 


Equine-facilitated psychotherapy's theoretical underpinnings, techniques, and outcomes as illustrated by actual clinical vignettes and research findings are introduced.
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