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Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies and Autism

Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EEAT) is a term used to describe any kind of intervention based around the use of horses and/or the horses' environment.  

Equine-assisted activities include a wide range of horse-related activities (such as therapeutic horseback riding, interactive vaulting, therapeutic carriage driving, as well as grooming and stable management).

Equine-assisted therapies include hippotherapy (use of a horse to improve neurological function and sensory processing) and equine-assisted psychotherapy (use of a horse to improve mental health).

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Updated
11 Nov 2015