At Open Reins Counseling we harness the healing power of horses to improve the quality of life for those with young onset Alzheimer’s disease, elders with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and their care partners. The well-documented emotional and physical health benefits of the human-animal bond provide the basis for Equine Assisted Therapy.
Sessions are designed to increase confidence, mobility and self-esteem, and may include ground activities such as grooming, feeding, and walking horses. Guided by an assessment of each participant’s needs and strengths, goals are accomplished through work with an experienced, licensed equine therapist in a calm, safe, and caring environment. Through a process of guided engagement with their horses, participants are rewarded with “in the moment” experiences that foster a sense of connection and wellbeing.
Please contact us if you or a loved one needs help.
Open Reins Counseling