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Why Do We Ride Horses in Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?

By Bettina Shultz-Jobe with Kate Naylor In Natural Lifemanship, mounted work is an integral part of our model of trauma focused equine assisted psychotherapy (TF-EAP).  However, I recently read a published article arguing that horseback riding is contraindicated in the treatment of military veterans with moral injury.  The authors suggest that mounted work victimizes the…

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Living What We Teach

By Bettina Shultz-Jobe and Tim Jobe Today is August 7th.  August 7th, 2010, Tim and I were married.  We had a sunrise wedding at the family ranch in the Texas Panhandle.  It was outside on a plateau, overlooking a beautiful canyon, so sunrise was about the only time of day we could lessen the chances…

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In any relationship, if it’s not good for both, it’s not good for either.

Tim and I just got back from the PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, formerly NARHA) Conference and Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. Prof. Phil Tedeschi was the keynote speaker, and his thoughts have snuck into Tim’s and my conversation many times since. He is the clinical director of the Institute for Human…

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