​​​​A long and storied history exists between horse and human. As a result of this ancient relationship, horses have becomer very adept at interpreting our intentions. 

Throughout the world, hundreds of thousands of individuals with and without special needs experience the rewarding benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT).

A physical, cognitive or emotional special need does not limit a person from interacting with horses. In fact, such interactions can prove highly rewarding.

As certified equine specialists through PATH, Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), Bill Stewart and Carol Marnell oversee the equine activities at Circle H.

An equine specialist ensures the safety and well-being of the horse in a equine-facilitated mental health and education session. An educator or mental health professional develops a lesson or treatment plan that is designed to partner with a horse for human growth and development.

In EAAT sessions or lessons, viewing the equine as a partner invites opportunities for relationship and skill building for participants.

Whether it’s a five-year-old with Autism, a senior citizen recovering from a stroke, or a teenager struggling with addiction, research shows that individuals of all ages who participate in EAAT can experience physical and emotional rewards. For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.