The staff of Equest can now bring the message of Therapeutic Horsemanship to individuals and to locations that could not accommodate a full-sized therapy horse. With the Mini Ambassador Program, the Equest team of specially trained miniature horses, children and adults around the DFW area are learning about the unique healing bond between humans and horses.
Our team of tiny therapy horses is trained to work inside hospitals, assisted living programs, hospice centers, schools, libraries, and anywhere else that may have patients with Alzheimer's as well as children and adults with disabilities.
Tex and Sugar, two miniature horses, are also getting used to being greeters and celebrities. As regulars in television and news interviews, these friendly equines reach out to children and adults who might be intimidated by a large horse.
The Mini Ambassadors are also trained to pull carts and enjoy working in our carriage driving program, helping to build the strength and confidence of our program drivers.
The impact of Equest's real miniature horses continues long after their visit with identical miniature "stuffed" toy therapy horses that have been developed to provide therapy with a variety of textures, sounds, colors, posable ears that express emotions and a squeezable middle for strengthening little muscles.
To learn more about horse adoptions, or becoming a member of the Equest Therapy Horse Fan Club, click here.