Presumptions for Psychotherapy with the Horse



C. Kluwer



This study has been discussed and readjusted several times by groups of experts in Germany and abroad.
So it should be clear:
• We did not discuss methods of working with horses.
• There are not concerned principals or advices for working with psychiatric and psychotherapeutic patients.
• Here are neither criteria for special indications nor any judgement about 'better or worse' procedures intended.
But this article tries to consider several modern theoretical aspects, that can help to understand what becomes possible in the triade between patient, horse and therapist. This concept tries to articulate a common denominator that can be accepted by all 'schools of psychiatry', and helps to avoid unnecessary quarrels only inhibiting the knowledge of any horse assisted treatment.