The YEAT Guidelines are now available in Bulgarian language too. It is designed to serve beneficiaries of therapies, young professionals, organizations, and newcomers to equine-assisted therapy.
Here is the story of V., one of the many interesting stories you can find in the YEAT Guidelines:
''V. was a young girl with developmental delay and other issues living in institution. She participated in the LEA and had her first therapeutic riding lesson. Her first contact with the horse was scary for her as she was standing next to that big animal. With a lot of support for only one day she managed to get close to the horse, express her interest in the horse. With the help of two therapeutic riding instructors she went on the back of the horse. Overcoming the new environment, new animal, new people in the face of the therapists was a major breakthrough for her.
Her caretaker later shared that she did not expect V. to be able to accomplish so much and was convinced the horses were the reason. V.’s first lesson was aimed to introduce her to the activity. It left such an intense positive experience that on the next day V. couldn’t wait to get on the horse. Usually she moves only accompanied by somebody but that excitement got her to explore the area around the riding arena by herself. Most importantly, she took the lead rope of her horse and led him by herself. Taking initiative, responsibility, and building such confidence only for a day was a major breakthrough for her.''
More about the project you can find here.
Official number of the project: 2021-1-BG01-KA220-YOU-000029078 'This project is funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects only the personal views of its author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for the use of the information contained therein.'