Horse Therapy 4 U
|Equine Assisted Counseling by Teri Renaud, C.A.T.C.
|Copyright © 2011 Teri Renaud
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Treating Autism with Equine Assisted Counseling is different then Therapeutic Riding. I start the client
out on the ground with the horse, or pony to form a bond or emotional connection with the animal.
Depending on the age and size of the client. I consider the level of communication, strength in the
body, listening skills, and behavior. Progress is looked at in all these areas. If there are any behavior
issues, these are worked out with the parent or guardian and myself. Positive reinforcement would be
used at home and at the stables.
If riding is the goal of the client and family, slow steps to introducing this activity are put in place. With
every clients it's about confidence, building self esteem and now communicating on a different level
with an animal. Riding gives the feeling of great accomplishment. It helps with balance in the body as
Every person I work with is an individual and is treated as such.
|For more information call Teri at 714-499-3431.