Why do we need horses today?
Horses have been a part of human society for thousands of years.
Although their role has changed significantly in recent centuries, horses are still important helpers and partners for us in many activities. Pushing aside nature and replacing it by the computers has caused noticeable damage to human health.
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In Portugal, our Meeting was at School of Equitation Henrique Soares Cruz, Superior School of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém.
A horse, as a part of the world of living beings, returns humankind to nature.
A man and a horse together can perform many activities in which the horse may not only be a participant in social events and sports, but it can also help a therapist in Equine Facilitated Therapies and Activities (EFAT).
EFAT is a long-term procedure of working with horses to support individuals with specific needs.
The profession and skills matter,
otherwise nonprofessional therapy could cause harm to the clients´ health. A therapy horse is an essential member of the EFAT team. To become safe for engagement in treatment, a horse must thus be selected and methodically prepared for this type of activity.