Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning (EATL) combines evidence-based approaches to therapy and learning with horses in a natural environment. Professional mental and health care providers, coaches, interventionists, teachers, and trained facilitators provide evidence-based services to children and adults with mental health, cognitive, developmental, physical, and learning support needs, as well as to those who are just looking to enhance their general mental and physical wellness. Programs are individually tailored to meet the clients therapeutic or learning goals. No experience is required and programs are inclusive.
Combining evidence-based approaches with horses and movement enhances the effectiveness of traditional approaches to therapy and learning while also aiding in the prevention of illness. As supported by research, movement in a nature environment (as opposed to the traditional more clinical environment) is grounding and horses provide a form of natural biofeedback enhancing the therapeutic relationship and thus the effectiveness of the interventions. EATL can also include supported riding and horsemanship, therapeutic vaulting , and specialized group programs.
In addition to general mental and physical wellness enhancement, Kiowa Farm addresses a variety of neurobiological, cognitive-behavioural, and mental health issues, including but not limited to: Autism, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, PDD NOS, anxiety, depression, brain injury, learning challenges and addictions. For continuity of care, occupational, speech, and other pre-assessed interventions, therapeutic or learning goals can also incorporated into individualized programs. We also address physical development and rehabilitation needs such as strength training for a specific sport, or therapy for those who have suffered physical injury or who have a neuromuscular condition such as muscular dystrophy.
Kiowa Farm's wellness services have been shown to be highly effective to the health and well being of clients and their families. The service characteristics are unique and based on the high degree of client loyalty and feedback.
Many of the wellness services are eligible for government funding for extended medical plans which enhance the accessibility for clients.
EATL Wellness Services for individual sessions begin at $75 plus tax per session depending on level of service. Group prices vary by program.
Please note that if you are enrolled in a private or group lesson, you are responsible for your fees each month regardless if you attend. We do our best to offer makeups subject to our availability. 48 hours notice is required for all programs in order to not be charged. All prices above and below are subject to an additional 5% GST.
No referral needed.