Ground Based Therapy is a form of equine assisted therapy commonly employed at Gul. It involves activities around the horses and stable yard but not ridden. This form of therapy is ideal for those who are less confident around horses but wish to take advantage of the positive psychological benefits that come from being around these incredible animals.
One does not have to ride to achieve the desired effects of therapy. Horses can act as an aid by giving those in therapy a companion to care for. Grooming such as brushing, bathing, and currying aid in joint range of motion and have a relaxing and calming effect. This calming effect is shared between the individuals and the horse and the two will often form a bond, which can last long past the sessions have come to a close.
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