Equine-assisted therapy

Equine assisted therapy uses horses to achieve the various rehabilitation goals of patients. 

Who is equine therapy suited for?

Equine therapy is suitable for people of all ages. It accompanies and supports people in a wide variety of life situations.

Various experiences of nature are especially important for children’s development in order to have a healthy basis for life.

Possible indications/diagnosis:

Children, adolescents and adults with e.g.
mental and/or physical impairment
learning disability
behavioural problems
sensory impairment
social and emotional deficits
psycho-psychiatric disorders
developmental delays in motor skills, perception, social behaviour, communication and language, coordination and cognition.

Also for diagnoses such as

neurological or muscular diseases (multiple sclerosis, paraplegia, spina bifida, stroke, muscular dystrophy, cerebral movement disorder)
genetic syndromes (e.g. trisomy 21)
anxiety disorders
eating disorders
As a rule, unfortunately, no. However, there are exceptions in Germany. Please clarify this with your health insurance fund. Talk to your doctor beforehand, he or she can issue a prescription. The prescription must describe the diagnosis and the therapy goal or application. Various support associations and organisations can also help under certain conditions.


This depends on individual factors and various other factors such as the diagnosis, the physical condition, etc. If it is about a physical improvement, it can be helpful.

This cannot be answered universally and depends on the diagnosis and the severity of the illness.

Clients sitting on the horse are welcome to bring their own helmet (also bicycle helmet). Please wear sturdy shoes and comfortable trousers - at least knee length. In summer, a hat and sunscreen are advisable. Depending on the therapy you are taking part in, it is also advisable to bring a notebook and something to write with. If you wish, you can thank the horse with an apple or a carrot after the session.

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