What is Equine therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy


Equine Therapy is one type of therapy used to improve muscle strength, balance, and flexibility and may also be used to improve mental health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Social anxiety 2 1
Autism spectrum disorder 1 0
Balance problems 1 0
Derealization 1 0
Major depressive disorder 1 0
Muscle tension 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Equine therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently going to Equine therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Equine therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped going to Equine therapy


Currently going to Equine therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped going to Equine therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Equine therapy.