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Equine-assisted Services

For more than 5000 years humans have shared a treasured bond with horses. Our relationship with horses has evolved from transportation to companionship and therapy.

 

Horses are unique – they are family oriented and thrive on social interactions; they can communicate, show emotion, and read human emotions. This is what makes them amazing therapy animals.

 

Equine-assisted therapy is a proven method that offers a range of physical and mental health benefits.

 

EquiPotential New Zealand’s programmes harness these benefits for all New Zealanders.

 

Our clients are supported in a calm, respectful environment by qualified coaches, an equine coordinator and trained volunteers.

 

EquiPotential runs several programme types: