What Is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) incorporate horses into the human therapeutic or learning process in a hands on, experiential environment.  It is a collaborative process between clients, facilitators and horses.

Each session is facilitated by a two person team consisting of a mental health specialist (MH) and an equine specialist (ES). During a session, clients learn about themselves and others by developing relationships and participating in activities with horses, and processing any feelings, patterns or behaviors.

The focus of EAP/EAL is not riding or horsemanship. All horse activities take place “on the ground.” Why? In this work, the horses are able to be themselves and not have to act a certain way, just like our clients can.

This is a space to explore, be ourselves, and build relationships on equal footing.

At BOOKCLIFF EQUINE, we are client-centered, and solution focused. 

In other words, we believe in our clients’ abilities to create their own solutions

Our Mission

We provide affordable, ethical, high quality Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Learning and Mindfulness coaching that is grounded in compassion, integrity, and firm belief in the value and interconnection of all life.

Our Values:

  • Quality: We believe that experience, training and professionalism are imperative in  providing safe, helpful services to our clients and communities.
  • Integrity: We believe in transparent, honest communication, and doing what we say we will do. We endeavor to always be guided by common sense principles and professional ethics for horses and humans.
  • Compassion: We believe that all beings are inherently worthy of compassion.
  • Self-Efficacy: We believe that everyone has the ability to learn, grow and access their own inner wisdom