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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:


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