For more information on how Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is working to improve the lives of people with disabilities, read this article from the Herald:
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) helps participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses, and then processing (or discussing) thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and patterns, according to couragereins.org. The focus on EAP is not riding or horsemanship. It is non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem-solving, leadership, work, taking responsibility, teamwork and relationships, confidence and attitudes.
Equine therapy is one more thing people with disabilities can do that allows them to feel like they can do or be what others are. They can enjoy the healing powers of working with horses and learning to ride.