- To provide experiential learning for Texas A&M undergraduate and graduate students interested in aspects of the equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) industry.
- To enhance the knowledge of general equine therapeutic protocols, while serving the local community as a resource for rehabilitation and quality horsemanship.
- To cultivate future leaders and supporters of the EAAT industry, through education, research, and service.
ROCK provides the knowledge and expertise in equine-assisted activities and therapies and administers the management, consulting, and technical assistance to ensure the success of our program. PMC provides the horses, expert horsemanship skills, and training for a solid and safe program.
Courtney Cares is available to children and adults in our community with physical and/or cognitive disabilities and veterans and offers three distinct programs.
As a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Higher Education Member, our program offers Texas A&M students access to both exceptional resources and a solid base for networking in the equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) industry. We teach a Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) undergraduate class that introduces students to the EAAT industry and we also train future PATH International Certifiedd Riding Instructors.
Research leads to the knowledge of “how and why” this connection between horses and humans and equine-assisted activities and therapies are so powerful for children, adults, and veterans and we are excited to be a part of such endeavors. We believe that documenting the output and impact of equine-assisted interventions is an example of theTexas A&M University core value of excellence.