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Equine Essay

667 words - 3 pages

The definition of equine, according to the website elements Behavioral Health, is “of, relating to, or affecting horses”. This can be helpful to understand the term Equine-Assisted Therapy as a therapy which involves horses and the interaction between them and the people. This kind of therapy has been applied around the world since the 20th century. Initially, it was invoked as a treatment focused on physical injuries. Nowadays, (nowadays,) the equine-assisted therapy is divided in some distinguishing types, such as equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) and learning (EAL), and equine-facilitated learning (EFL) and psychotherapy (EFP). However, the type of equine-assisted therapy, which this author is about focus on, (on) is the EAP, and its physical and physiological effects in patients with emotional and behavioral issues like troubled teens in the United States.
According to an article written by Diane Dew,(who?) recently, the media — newspapers, magazines, news — have been inundated with articles about the troubles of today’s teens, such as, drugs, drinking, pregnancy, violence, suicide, etc. Indeed, according to the website Parenting Teens, in the next twenty-four hours: (comma) 1,439 teens will attempt suicide, 2,795 teenage girls will become pregnant and 15,006 teens will use drugs for the first time. This thing can be due to an ample varied of things like (, such as) an unstable home life. However, despite (regardless of) the reasons, a teenager who is behavioral or emotionally unstable, might be a danger to himself or herself and the people around him or her.(her.) Is (all verbs must have subjects: delete) for this reason that many psychologist(s) and counselors have been developing many treatments focused on troubled teens over the years; and one of them is the EAP because of its collaborative effort between the therapist, the patient and the horse (National Youth). However, what appear to be the effects? (unnecessary and confusing: delete)
In the first place, EAP cause bodily effects on teenagers who are dealing...

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