Frequently Asked Questions
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Why Horses?”]
The natural gait (movement) of the horse stimulates the human gait pattern in a manner that cannot be replicated mechanically. While riding, clients must constantly make postural adjustments to maintain their balance. This in turn increases their overall coordination, orientation, and body awareness. Additional benefits include improved muscle tone, posture, range of motion, motor skills, flexibility, social skills and emotional well-being. Horses also provide a non-judgmental and honest relationship, accepting individuals for who they are regardless of physical, emotional or social abilities.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Does Insurance cover my therapy?”]
Medicine Horse Center is not able to accept payment through insurance at this time. We are happy to provide you with receipts of your payment for services to submit to your provider, to be used toward your deductible. Some insurance companies will cover Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as they would a traditional therapy session with a licensed mental health therapist. Therapeutic Riding and Equine Experiential Learning are not covered by insurance.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”So how do I pay for services?”]
Currently we accept cash, check or PayPal to pay for services. Our fees are as follows:
- $100 per session for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
- $500 per 2 hour group session (up to 8) Experiential Learning
- $60 per session for Therapeutic Riding
- For all other types of sessions, please call for costs: 970-533-7403
A sliding scale fee is available for those who qualify.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”What if I need to cancel my session?”]
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. The only exception to this would be illness. Should you be a no show, you will be billed at the full session rate. If there is inclement weather forcing cancellation of your session, we will make every effort to reach you in a timely manner. It is always good to check in if you suspect bad weather conditions will force cancellation of your session.