Equine Assisted Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that involves contact with horses under the observation of a qualified therapist who is also a qualified horse person. It has been found to help with, amongst many things, social skills, confidence and self efficiency, boundary issues, impulse control and trust.
There are a number of qualified practitioners offering Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy around the globe, but, there may not always be one near you and Tina Collins in her book "Using Photography as Part of Equine Assisted Therapy" explores the idea of using photographs of horses as a form of self help with various issues.
"Using Photography as Part of Equine Assisted Therapy" offers loads of advice on how to get started with photography, where to find the horses to photograph, even what to wear and of course it covers safety issues.
Equine Assisted Therapy is a experiential type of therapy, meaning that it is based on experience and observation, and Tina offers a number of suggestions as to how you can use the photographs you've taken to understand your feelings.
It's an interesting concept and an interesting read, well worth the £2.49 Kindle price on Amazon.
A copy of "Using Photography as Part of Equine Assisted Therapy" was given to Ponyhour to read and review, opinions are our own.