Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, or EAP, is a specialised form of therapy using horses to help patients cope with addiction. Since this type of therapy emerged several decades ago it has been understood that interaction with horses can break down barriers far more quickly than is the case in relations with other human beings. In order to accomplish simple tasks, therefore, patients are taught to speak ‘the language of the horse’, which is devoid of deception and manipulation.

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