The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy bridges theory, research, and practical methods to fill a rapidly developing gap for physical, occupational, speech, and mental health professionals interested in incorporating horses in therapy. Extensively researched and citing over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, it examines core issues such as terminology, scope of practice, competency recommendations, horse care ethics, and clinical practice considerations. This book is an essential resource for professionals who wish to use a best-practices approach to equine-assisted therapy.

chapter |11 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Foundations of Equine-Assisted Therapy

chapter 2|25 pages

Understanding Equine-Assisted Therapy

chapter 8|17 pages

A Vision for the Future