Mates Equine Therapy, Yarra Valley VIC


Sunday November 26

Participants in the Equine Therapy Program interact and engage with horses through an educational and emotional experience, in a safe and calm environment, learning basic natural horsemanship while developing a trusting relationship.


This week long program offers participants a straightforward experience where they learn horsemanship skills; they also participate in Equine Assisted Learning, using the Equine Psychotherapy Australia Model. This aims to assist personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to support their return home and help them deal with day to day aspects of their home life, work life and relationships.

Evidence shows that equine therapy helps people with anxiety, depression and other emotional challenges to build trust and confidence, improve physical wellbeing, and enhance social skills. The bond between horse and rider has proven highly therapeutic for many people who may otherwise find it difficult to communicate with others.



  • MATES:  26th Nov - 1st Dec 2017, Yarra Valley VIC   *EOIs close 1st Sept 2017

Register by completing an Expression of Interest form here: 2017 EOI form

To find out more about the Equine Therapy Program (no prior horse experience is necessary),  email