I was expecting to observe on the first day but i was wrong. Work began the moment I got there. I had never interacted with horses in the past, so my first job was to clean the horse and get it ready for providing therapy. It was exercise given to me so i could bond with the horse. The same exercise is given to new patients, the reason being that the patient and the horse need to get acquainted with each other before a therapy is given to the patient. My horses name is Sikaru, it is a Zapotec name that means beautiful.
|Providing therapy to Sofya.|
My work was very hands on I also had the opportunity to watch a session between individuals with special emotional needs and the psychologist. I work on tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays. Thus far I like my placement and im looking forward to learnings new things which I will hopefully be able to use in the future.