What is EAA/T
Equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T) is a comprehensive term for all equine activities and therapies designed for people with disabilities or diverse needs. Some examples of EAA/T include: Therapeutic Riding, Equine Facilitated Learning, Therapeutic Driving, Vocational Rehabilitation, Hippotherapy and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Though the term is a newly developed one (since the 1990’s), these activities have been gaining popularity for decades.
Who participates in EAA/T programs?EAA/T programs are designed for people of all ages with cognitive, physical, emotional and social challenges or disabilities.
Hundreds of accredited centers with certified instructors now exist around the world, offering a range of program opportunities for interested riders. Many centers offer 'ridership' opportunities to make programs accessible for participants of all economic backgrounds.