Equine-Assisted Wellness

Horsemanship … The healing power of relationships.
We all look to reclaim our lost relationships and find meaning, purpose, and to feel belonging. 


 Monument’s horsemanship program facilitates the deep clinical work with young men who have a hard time articulating their thoughts and emotions. Our horsemanship program provides a metaphoric experience with horses to promote self-awareness and the principles of relational growth. Through working with the horse, students gain insight into their feelings (e.g. fear, rejection, love), behaviors (e.g. control) and mixed messages. The horse’s feedback is immediate and honest to the core. Relationships with them hold answers to ourselves. 

  • Students engage in the therapeutic process with their therapist and trained facilitators
  • Each student works with their horse eight hours each week 

Equine Assisted Wellness - Equine Therapy

Equine Assisted Wellness (EAW) provides a metaphoric experience with horses to promote self-awareness and the principles of relational growth. The human-horse experiential process teaches participants about themselves in a relational context and helps them become more aware of behavioral patterns and better understand healthy relationships.


By caring for and connecting with horses, Monuments students experience a wide range of therapeutic benefits. Research has shown equine-assisted therapy to be effective for treating adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or trauma-related symptoms, as well as ADHD/ dissociative disorders, and other mental health issues. This program increases confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness, emotional regulation, and resourcefulness.


Equine Assisted Wellness occurs both in an individual and in a group setting. The process involves establishing a relationship with a horse, first on the ground and then evolving into the saddle. Activities in this process include ‘joining up’ with the horse, grooming, lunging, natural horsemanship training and group experiential exercises. As the individual progresses in responsibility and ability, higher levels of riding and horsemanship are experienced.

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