Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Class Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd # 3Colorado Springs, CO 80905


Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy is a form of experiential psychotherapy that includes horses. This includes a number of mutually beneficial equine activities such as handling, grooming, and longeing.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy both promotes personal exploration of feelings and behaviors, and allows for clinical interpretation of feelings and behaviors.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy may be used for people with psycho-social issues and mental health needs that result in any significant variation in cognition, mood, judgment, insight, anxiety level, perception, social skills, communication, behavior, or learning

Volunteers are needed to maintain a safe and supportive environment, primarily by being an advocate for the horse. To observe and give feedback on horse behaviors, and to share observations with the therapist about what you see clients and horses do.

Volunteer Qualifications: Solid horse handling skills. Mature and able to confidently direct clients safely around horses. Able to understand and abide by heightened confidentiality protocol. Excellent communication skills. 21+


  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Mental Health
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/week for 8 weeks
  • Horse Handling Experience

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