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Ethology and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Lottie Grimes, MA, EdS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Louisville, Colorado

(757) 784-4461

Horses Aren't Magic ~

The ethology behind equine-assisted psychotherapy




Many people ascribe magical qualities to horses in an attempt to explain why working with them can be so powerfully therapeutic, while many others have little understanding of the emerging field of equine-assisted mental health interventions. I have found that the benefits of working with horses can be explained by understanding five evolutionary adaptations horses display when interacting with each other and with humans. Please click here to learn more about these adaptations and how they apply to my work with my clients.