We provides horse assisted therapy to people who want to expand their capacity to navigate lifes challenges. We combine work with horses and talking therapy in collaboration with a mental health professional at our North Canterbury premises, or onsite at your location with our team of mini horses. Our approach is often particularly effective for people who find social situations and traditional learning environments difficult. Our facilities are fully accessible,safe, private and all work is confidential under a strickt code of ethics.
Horse Assisted Therapy
Our unique approach
Our rural location is open, spacious and allows clients to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors. Sessions with Salta Horses can be useful as an addition to talking therapies.
Horses have the ability recognise and respond to the physical and emotional experiences that we all have. This response can really help us to become more aware of our own internal processes at a depth and pace that is respectful and managable.
Observing herd dynamics can help us to better recognise the range of dynamics in our own relationships with family and in our community. Through horse assisted therapy, the horses can become part of our own story of how we can grow relationships in all aspects of our lives.
Being alongside the horses and having the space to pause and reflect in a natural environment, allows us to take our time to experiment with new ways of connecting more fully with ourselves and with others.
50-minute session for up to two people with our horses,an equine specialist and mental health professional.
50 minute sessions for up to five participants with our horses,an equine specialist and mental health professional.
We are an approved WINZ provider
Are you receiving financial assistance from WINZ such as a disability allowance? You can contact a WINZ case manager to discuss accessing a subsidy to fund your Salta Horses therapy sessions. Usually we provide up to six sessions per client and WINZ can pay Salta Horses directly, removing the need to sort out reimbursements.
When you attend your sessions, please dress for the weather, with closed-in, sturdy footwear.
Possible outcomes may include:
- Better engagement with therapy
- Improved communication (verbal and non-verbal)
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Greater self-confidence and self-awareness
- Reduced stress and fatigue
- New emotional insights
- New patterns of behaviour
- More resilience when facing challenges
- Conflict resolution
- Stronger relationships