We learned to work together with our parenting skills and to support each person’s ability and strengths. Our child has become more verbal, he participates more with the family and other child. He can be more of a child.
— VJA

Things not quite right at home? Want help?

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)  is an experiential process helpful for couples and family work. Participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then discussing feelings, behaviors, and patterns. EAP can help address both verbal and non-verbal communication, expressing feelings, coping skills, confidence levels, self-esteem, teamwork and relationship issues.

Family issues that Horse Sense can help with include remarriages, school problems and divorce. We also can assist with transitions (i.e. birth of a child, child moving out of the home, etc.) and cultural problems. Any of these issues can cause a breakdown in communication, cause anxiety, increase stress levels and create feelings of helpless, frustration and fear.
We offer ongoing weekly family therapy sessions as well as Family Intensive Workshops. Learn more.

Contact us to set up your first session.

No horse experience necessary.

Common Family issues:

  • Communication problems
  • Marital conflicts
  • Adjustment in roles due to remarriage or separation or divorce
  • Child behavior problems
  • Parenting problems
  • Academic or peer problems

Family Intensive Workshops

Intensive family workshops are a powerful tool for families to reconnect and heal from painful conflict, severe alienation, trauma, divorce, substance abuse, and other complex challenges. Through this experiential process, entrenched patterns quickly emerge that are easily identified by family members. Working together with the horses helps families bypass what are often defensive reactions, while providing opportunities to immediately apply new skills.
Using principles of Natural Horsemanship, even the most conflicted families can successfully engage, learn skills of self-regulation, and tangibly experience how these principles parallel their own patterns. Applying this with horses further allows families to develop shared understanding and language to improve their own communication. Most Family Intensives last 2-3 days. 

No horse experience necessary.

Contact us to set up your Intensive Family session.

We are grateful to Dr. Rebecca Bailey of Transitioning Families for her training and support in this area of specialization. Learn more about her and her program

These sessions gave us the time and space to be together in a supportive, understanding and encouraging environment.
— LL