the SPSAE

 the Portuguese Society for Equine Assisted Services

Equine Assisted Therapy

“Related to the broad área of therapy, licensed therapy professionals may incorporate horses in five distinct therapies: Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Speech-language Pathology.”

 

Best practice also dictates that these professionals obtain specialized training focused on incorporating horses, equine movement, and the equine environment.

 

(Wood et all, 2021 - Optimal Terminology for services in the United States That Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A Consensus Document)