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February 29, 2020 – In the spring of 2019, four women with traumatic histories visited a small farm in Lexington, Massachusetts, to try a new type of therapy. Their sessions were not the therapies or group dynamics familiar to the women prior to that day. The key difference: the women's compassionate therapists and companions were horses.

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), also known as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, is, as the name suggests, therapy featuring patients, interacting with horses. Unlike therapeutic horseback riding, a licensed mental health professional facilitates EFP group sessions. In many cases, no horseback riding is involved. EFP focuses instead on caring for horses and working with them to achieve goals similar to those of traditional psychotherapy.

How does EFP work? How well does it work? Read about it on EIE here: Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: Facing Trauma With a Horse by Their Sides.

The EIE Calendar of Events is wide and broad in its coverage, as we strive to inform readers of every equine event that may be of interest. The entire world of equine sports, festivals, conferences, courses and other pertinent events are included in our extensive Calendar. Categories include English Riding, Western Riding, Recreation & Lifestyle, Health & Education, Horse Racing and Retire & Rehome. Our 2019 Calendar included over 1,000 events that helped bring together horses and horselovers in virtually every discipline and interest. The Events Calendar features Monthly, Weekly, and Yearly views, each accessed easily with a single click.

If you'd like to list (for free) on the Calendar of Events, please contact us at EIE—let's work together to spread the word about your horse-centric activities on the world's most comprehensive equine website. Get all the details HERE.

A sampling of March events is below—please visit our Calendar of Events for the full listings, to-date.

HITS Arizona Winter Circuit, Arizona Desert Finals, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - Sunday, March 08, 2020

Live Oak International Horse Show, Ocala, FL Thursday, March 05, 2020 - Sunday, March 08, 2020

Equifest of Kansas, Saline County Livestock & Expo Center, KS Friday, March 06, 2020 - Sunday, March 08, 2020

Road To The Horse, World Championship of Colt Starting, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

Cowboy Dressage, Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, CA Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

Feathered Horse Classic-Gypsy Breed Show, Rancho Murieta, CA Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Dubai World Cup, Meydan Racecourse, UAE Saturday, March 28, 2020

Every day we publish an astonishing array of articles, pieces that are both thought-provoking and entertaining, on a wide variety of topics. The Article Archive is a great way to explore the entire trove of stories. Here’s a recent story you might find interesting:

Horse Trainer Carly Ramsey Finds Success in Wildly Different Equestrian Disciplines, by Lincoln Rogers. Leave it to the National Western Stock Show to attract a Grand Prix rider from Texas, who also loves riding ranch broncs. Twenty-three-year-old Carly Ramsey lived most of her life in southern California, but now runs Ramsey Performance Horses in Honey Grove, Texas. 

Do you have too much horse tack, or need to list an equestrian property? Visit our Classifieds to sell it! Rates begin at $5 per month. Our listings include everything from home decorations, artwork, apparel, and more!

Every Friday of the year is Free Gift Friday, an extremely popular contest in which a gift is up for grabs. The heavily-trafficked page provides businesses the opportunity to showcase their products, getting them into the hands of interested customers. For more info on Free Gift Friday, the Calendar or any other questions, please contact EIE. We welcome you to our (horse-loving) world!

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