Equine Friends Program
 Emotional and Social Wellness Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Guided by Horses 

Four-Week equine experiential psychotherapy group for teens age 9 - 13.


The Equine Friends Program is a unique opportunity for a small group of children ages 9 to 13who are on the autism spectrum to develop skills to cope, relate, function, and grow. 

The program provides Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, which is a form of experiential therapy involving interactions between horses and people. Horses can create a rich sensory learning environment and a safe space in which participants can develop a non-judgemental relationship. This special relationship encourages learning to be bridged into other situations and interactions with people in their lives. 

Through a variety of engaging, hands-on group activities, participants will have opportunities to work on: 

  • Self-awareness and emotional connections 

  • Self-control and emotion regulation skills

  • Awareness of boundaries and personal space

  • Interpersonal communication and team work skills

  • Confidence and self-efficacy 



Facilitated by registered occupational therapist, Elizabeth Eacrett and certified equine specialist, Kyle Bellehumeur. Both Elizabeth and Kyle are trained and certified facilitators of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, using the EAGALA model (www.eagala.org)

Workshop Dates: 



Registration FULL 
Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019


Group# 2

Registration closes September 1st 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019 


Time: 4 - 5:30pm 


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