Description: Our upcoming Equine Therapy Program will focus on mental and emotional wellness for First Responders and Helping Professionals. This program is designed to assist participants as they work toward healing from the effects of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. The relationship that is developed between the participant and the horse becomes fertile teaching ground for learning and healing. Participants will focus on engaging in interactions that will help with improving confidence, trust, communication skills, self-awareness, emotional regulation, the ability to develop healthy connections and making healthy choices. The Equine Therapy Program uses both passive and active activities including observation, leading, grooming, education, and therapeutic riding, if participants are comfortable.