Running With Mustangs (Print)

Running With Mustangs (Print)


Running with Mustangs is an Equine Assisted Clinical Practice program for use with court-involved youth and other youth at-risk. The program uses cognitive-behavioral theory and techniques presented in an experiential modality. Problem solving activities with horses are designed to help youth learn important cognitive-behavioral skills in a hands-on, experiential setting that allows for “in vivo” learning to occur. The manual includes a brief review of the rationale for utilizing a cognitive-behavioral approach with this population, and explains how skills based in this theory can be relayed to youth in an innovative, experiential way.


The Running with Mustangs approach follows the philosophy of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and outlines a stimulating format in which youth can learn necessary skills through interactive, dynamic activities with horses. The manual lists specific cognitive-behavioral skills for the therapist and equine specialist to present and outlines numerous options for doing so within Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions.

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