Equine Assisted Services

Transforming lives through service and healing

Participants work with certified instructors, equine specialists and mental health professionals to develop life skills through interactions with the horses.

MKE Urban Stables partners with Rawhide Youth services and the Milwaukee VA to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine-assisted psychotherapy partners a mental health professional, an equine specialist, and a horse(s) with clients during a session. Horses are valuable team members as they provide a mirror for clients.  Horses are very sensitive and can sense our emotions even before we feel them!

During sessions clients can participate in anything from guided activities with the horses to simply being with them, and enjoying the peace and calm that emanates from the horses.

Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL)

Through equine-assisted activities, clients develop life skills for education, professional, and personal goals. By working with horses clients develop critical life skills such as respect, trust, honesty, and communication because horses are in-tune with human behavior through non-verbal communication.

During EAL clients are guided through various activities with horses depending on their goals. By working with such powerful and large creatures, clients gain confidence and self-esteem by working with them.

At Risk Youth Therapy

MKE Urban Stables has partnered with Rawhide Youth Services to provide psychotherapy to Milwaukee’s youth.

Veteran therapy

MKE Urban Stables has partnered with The Milwaukee VA to provide psychotherapy to Milwaukee’s veterans.