An Equine Program…
As Unique as Honey Lake Clinic

An Equine Program… As Unique as Honey Lake Clinic

Valuable insights into yourself and your addictions or struggles
Overcome fears. Develop confidence. Gain clarity. Call today.

Valuable insights into yourself and your addictions or struggles Overcome fears. Develop confidence. Gain clarity. Call today.

At Honey Lake Clinic, our equine program is used in correlation
with other forms of treatment and education, offering clients
a deeper awareness of themselves and a perfect environment
in which to explore their feelings, behaviors and
interactions with others.

At Honey Lake Clinic, our equine program is used in correlation with other forms of treatment and education, offering clients a deeper awareness of themselves and a perfect environment in which to explore their feelings, behaviors and interactions with others.

Equine assisted programs have been around for many years. They have proven
to be very effective in treating a wide range of mental health and mood
disorders, including addiction, depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Equine assisted programs have been around for many years. They have proven to be very effective in treating a wide range of mental health and mood disorders, including addiction, depression, anxiety and PTSD.

“Horses are truly amazing creatures. They’re non-judgmental. But they have an ability to discern and then mirror the attitudes and behaviors of the human working with them. Simply put, horses will show you things about yourself, if you’re willing to look.”

Honey Lake Clinic’s Equine Program Horseman

What is our Equine Program?

Our equine program is a form of experiential therapy involving interactions between
clients and horses, supervised by a horse professional.

It involves trail rides, grooming and taking care of the horses as part of the program.

Interactions with horses help to reveal thought and behavior patterns which are
related to the issues that have brought clients into treatment.

Our equine program is a form of experiential therapy involving interactions between clients and horses, supervised by a horse professional.

It involves trail rides, grooming and taking care of the horses as part of the program.

Interactions with horses help to reveal thought and behavior patterns which are related to the issues that have brought clients into treatment.

How Does it Work?

Horses are majestic, gentle creatures and their sheer size and strength can stir deeply buried emotions in clients. In working with our horses, clients gain valuable insights into themselves, their addictions and/or mental health disorders and how they can better relate both with themselves and with others. Through our equine program, clients learn valuable lessons about respect, empathy and communication that will serve them in their treatment, recovery and beyond.

“When I was researching Honey Lake Clinic I was attracted to their website because they offered an Equine Program. I loved starting my morning by going by and stopping at the horses to pet and love on them.”

–Melissa H., Frisco, TX

At Honey Lake Clinic, we focus on intertwining an equine program with core concepts taken from Dr. Benzio’s SPEARS model, and on offering an equine program which connects with the rest of what clients are receiving during treatment, addressing the needs of their bio-psycho-social-spiritual health throughout their stay.

What are the Benefits?

Equine therapy is proven effective in helping clients develop accountability, responsibility,
self-confidence, problem-solving ability, and self-control. Working with horses can help
people develop several skills for healthier living, things like —

Equine therapy is proven effective in helping clients develop accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving ability, and self-control. Working with horses can help people develop several skills for healthier living, things like —

Identifying and coping with thoughts and feelings

Identifying & coping
with thoughts & feelings

Identifying & coping with thoughts & feelings

Communicating better with others

Communicating better
with others

Communicating better with others

Setting boundaries

Setting
boundaries

Setting boundaries

Setting boundaries

Overcoming fears

Building trust

Building trust

Research also confirms equine therapy’s effectiveness in lowering blood pressure and
heart rate, alleviating stress, and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Research also confirms equine therapy’s effectiveness in lowering blood pressure and heart rate, alleviating stress, and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.

“Horses bring a since of calming. The horses here at Honey Lake not only helped me with my condition but also brought me closer to God. They bring peace and it’s amazing to see God’s creation through them.”

–Allen R., Woodbridge, VA

Our Equine Program at
Honey Lake Clinic Goes Further

Our Equine Program at Honey Lake Clinic Goes Further

Our equine program at Honey Lake is set apart from other equine programs because we recognize the importance of incorporating spirituality into the treatment process.

We believe horses can play a valuable role in helping us recognize the closeness of God through connection with such strong and powerful, yet gentle and humble animals He created. The horses show us these attributes of God—great power combined with gentleness and meekness—attributes which we have difficulty envisioning combined.

We emphasize the spiritual components of our equine program as well as taking advantage of some of the more traditional components, such as a horse’s unique ability to mirror the emotions, actions, and reactions of individuals interacting with them.

Healthy Fresh Starts

Another very unique nuance of Honey Lake Clinic’s equine program is the ability our clients have to partner with a horse who has come from a difficult background or needs a new start in life. In our program, you’ll be connecting with and helping train a horse for a brighter future. You’ll see the horse making improvements just as you are making improvements. You’ll be helping one another to heal—healing together.

Our equine program is another example of the unique treatment options available at Honey Lake Clinic which enable us to help clients address their health across all three spheres—spirit, mind and body—offering each client his or her greatest potential for wholeness and transformative growth.

At Honey Lake, we’re committed to providing you with compassionate care and the practical equipping necessary to significantly improve the condition which brought you to our program. A faith-informed model, experienced staff, licensed professional caregivers, individualized treatment—all in a beautiful and tranquil 1300-acre lakeside setting—we’re here for you.