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Equine Facilitated Wellness is a growing trend in Canada.  We are starting to look at alternative therapeutic and learning methods for children when the conventional ways are not addressing the issues. Below are links to various research in equine assisted work.



Shultz, B. (2005). The effects of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy on the psychosocial functioning of at-risk adolescents ages 12-18.  Unpublished Masters Thesis. Denver Seminary.  Denver, co.

Tetreault A. (2006) Horses that Heal: the effectiveness of Equine Assisted Growth and Learning on the behaviour of students diagnosed with an Emotional Disorder.  Unpublished Masters Thesis.  Governer's State University, University Park, IL.


Vynhak, Carola. (2013) Horse Therapy Helps People Surmount Personal Obstacles. The Star, Health and Wellness

(2006) The Helping Horse. University of Calgary, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan.

Robert Froug, M.A., Deanna Baughman, M.A.,
Tricia Bennett, MSW, Rose Renee-Smith, MSW, Sarah Merrill, B.S. and Tom Farrington, MSW. (2007) The Effects of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy on Anxiety and Depression in the Chronically Mentally Ill. NADD Bulletin Volume X Number 1 Article 3


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Our dream of creating Lil' Steps would not have been possible without the support of family, friends and the below organizations/businesses.

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