ThumbStripImage-1Equine-Experiential Learning is utilized in treatment programs to promote physical, occupational, and emotional development among individuals. The metaphoric bond created between the horse and the client can help those who are being treated for addictive disorders, substance abuse, behavior disorders, eating disorders, learning differences, grief or loss, traumas, and posttraumatic stress disorders. Equine activities allow individuals to discover problematic patterns in their daily lives through an emotionally safe environment. The goal of equine therapy is to help the patient improve skills such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and self-control.