Through Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, children who’ve suffered emotional trauma ranging from abuse and neglect to profound grief can begin to heal.
Marley’s Mission is a non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children, and their families, who have experienced trauma. The Mission currently utilizes twelve horses in its Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program.
Marley’s Mission employs a team approach to healing children who have experienced trauma. The treatment team includes a specially trained trauma therapist and an equine specialist. The treatment team has been educated in the internationally recognized Equine-Assisted Therapy Model (EAP) developed by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).
The form of therapy used at Marley’s Mission does not include horseback riding. Rather, their work with horses and children is completed on the ground, helping children develop solutions in their own lives and breaking barriers in their own healing.