Category: Equine Therapy

What is Equine Therapy: An Overview

If you’re familiar with horses, you already know what incredible creatures they truly are. So, it comes as no surprise that professionals in the medical field have caught on to the many physical and psychological benefits individuals experience in building a relationship with one. In fact, an entirely new class of therapy has emerged that… Read more »

A Closer Look at Working Horses

Before some of the major innovations in machinery such as automobiles, tractors, threshers, and more, the American people relied on horses for much of their labor needs. While it’s more common to associate horses with hobby-like activities nowadays, they have remained important members of the working world! Take a look at a few of the… Read more »

In Arizona, Miniature Horses Will Soon Become Service Animals

You’ve probably heard of dogs working as service animals, but what about miniature horses? According to a local news outlet in Phoenix, one Arizona organization is working on adding this special breed of horses to the roster of service animals for humans with special needs. Paws 4 Life is a nonprofit organization that aims to… Read more »

Reasons for Horse Behavior Problems

Horses bring a great deal of joy to many people. Even those who do not keep horses often enjoy watching or riding these noble, intelligent animals. Horse behavior problems can be a stressful and frustrating interruption to an otherwise enjoyable pastime, but it is important to remember that behavior problems may be a sign that… Read more »

Horse Therapy Farms Need Your Help

For many of our posts in November and December (so far), we have focused on giving thanks. After all, isn’t that what the season is all about? Horses provide a lot for us, whether or not we acknowledge it. Now is the time to recognize the good that is happening in your life and the… Read more »

Rehabilitating Veterans with the Wilderness and Horses

In our last blog post, we discussed the good work Greenville’s Equine Services for Heroes is doing with veterans, but that good work is not limited to just them. Similar groups are operating all over the country, helping to rehabilitate veterans using horses and facilitating positive relationships between the two. One such group is Heroes… Read more »

The Beautiful Relationship between Veterans and Horses

Memorial Day was this week and Deer Creek Structures would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has served and is currently serving in the Armed Forces. We couldn’t be prouder of all that you’ve done and are doing for the country. We’ve dedicated multiple blog posts to the relationship between horses and… Read more »

Light Therapy for the Horse Athletes

Ever since we’ve been riding horses, we’ve also been trying to find ways to give horses the best comfort we can after they’ve been thoroughly worked out. Unfortunately, we can’t just bring them into our house with the air conditioning or heater so they don’t freeze or can cool off properly. That’s where a recent… Read more »

Therapy Horses in Hospitals

At Deer Creek Structures, we like to remind our readers how important it is to treat your horses with care and love. It is our Christian duty; it’s ingrained on our hearts and souls. That’s why it’s so important to make sure they have proper shelter all season long, which is why our horse barns… Read more »

The Association for Needy and Neglected Animals

Here at Deer Creek Structures, we make it our business to heed the call given by our Creator to treat the animals of this domain with respect and charity. We may ride upon a steed to get us where we need to go, but we should also do our part in caring for these majestic… Read more »