Help others ride on toward their dreams

People with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges including ADHD, autism, depression and PTSD can benefit greatly from interaction with the horse as a therapy animal. By pursuing a career as an equine therapist, you will have the opportunity to help both children and adults build confidence and independence in with a unique, hands-on approach.

Wilson College Equine Facilitated Therapeutics

Program highlights

The equine facilitated therapeutics major combines students’ knowledge of the horse with an in-depth study of the use of the horse as a therapeutic partner.

In this program, students will gain:

  • A working knowledge of human disabilities
  • An understanding of the biomechanics and kinesiology of both the human and the horse
  • Experience in therapy horse training
  • Knowledge of training riders with disabilities (therapeutic riding)
  • Evaluation techniques

Classes combine traditional lecture periods, structured hands-on laboratories and simulated, as well as actual, student teaching.

Wilson College is a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) member center.