Introduction to Equine Therapy - (15 credits)

This module aims to introduce the student to a broad range of concepts that must be addressed when working towards a career in therapy. It will allow the students to gain an understanding of the safe and therapeutic handling skills that are necessary when horses’ are distressed, compensating for injury or have other behavioural indicators. Equine therapists must be empathetic and intuitive in their working lives and the module also aims to begin developing skills of feel and palpation. The module will also address factors such as therapist fitness and body biomechanics to reduce injury.