Equine therapy has become a highly successful treatment modality for many disabilities, illnesses and therapies, but has become extremely useful in treating patients with substance abuse issues. The sessions are supervised by an Equine Therapist and usually a horse professional. Patients are tasked with grooming, feeding, haltering and leading the horses. Through these tasks’ patients learn a number of things about themselves and how they may impact relationships. They can experience how their actions directly affect the energy of others, and through that they find a harmony with the horses that allows them to take responsibility for themselves and also care for the well-being of these beautiful animals. Equine Therapy also teaches patients important skills, such as assertiveness, emotional awareness, empathy, flexibility, tolerance, coping with stress, impulse control, self-actualization, independence, and social responsibility.