The equine is a critically important, sentient partner in a fourpart team consisting of the
equine, a mental health professional or educator, an equine specialist and the client. The participants or clients in equine facilitated learning or equine facilitated psychotherapy may include at risk youth, victims of violence, veterans returning from war with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), people with many other mental health challenges and people seeking to improve their communication, leadership and team building skills.