I am a New Jersey Licensed pediatric occupational therapist. I have focused my career on animals helping people, nature based therapy and family supportive services: providing a unique view of health and healing. Join our community and get a email update every few weeks about the latest news in nature and healing, learn some seasonal treatment ideas and explore new career options.
Hippotherapy is a treatment tool used by therapists. You will need a degree in Occupational, Physical or Speech therapy. After graduating and becoming licensed in your field you should to take courses from the American Hippotherapy Association for specialty training in utilizing the movement of the horse as part of your treatment plan. You will also need to have a strong equine background to ensure safe and effective provision of services.
If you wish to provide Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy you could work toward a degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social work.