Equestrian therapy offers a unique and valuable form of community support. We focus on activities such as horseback riding, grooming, groundwork, and equine-assisted learning. The unique bond that can be formed between humans and horses creates a therapeutic environment that facilitates personal growth, self-awareness, emotional healing, and skill development. Through this collaborative relationship, individuals can develop essential life skills, enhance their communication and problem-solving abilities, and build self-confidence.
Through the inclusiveness and supportive environment of Shiloh City of Peace, we offer individuals of all ages and abilities to receive benefit from the therapeutic bond formed with horses and the nurturing community that surrounds them. We play a vital role in catering to diverse populations, including but not limited to individuals with physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental disorders, and veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The multidimensional nature of working with horses allows therapists, instructors, and volunteers to tailor activities to address the specific needs and goals of each participant.
Our equestrian therapy can benefit not only the individuals directly participating but also their families and caregivers. The therapy sessions provide an opportunity for families to engage in activities together, fostering better communication, understanding, and bonding. Additionally, caregivers can find respite and support from the equestrian community, creating a network of mutual assistance and empowerment.
Equestrian therapy extends beyond the therapeutic sessions themselves. Our organization often serves as hub for social interaction, where individuals can connect with like-minded peers, form friendships, and find a sense of belonging. Our mission is to be a supportive community environment that fosters a sense of inclusivity, reduces social isolation, and promotes overall well-being.