Welcome

The Center for Equine Activities and Therapies [C.A.T.E.] was formed in 2009 to give children in the Yucatan a better understanding of the world of horses, and to help them lead a more balanced life.

Some of the activities our C.A.T.E. kids enjoy are:

  • Reading books to horses
  • Learning about horse behavior / horse body language
  • Learning how to ride a horse
  • Playing games on horseback
  • How to be safe around horses

All of our programs are based on information our coordinator has learned through extensive training in the USA, and she is currently certified with:

  • PATH International [Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International]
  • A.R.I.A. [American Riding Instructors Association]

using the power of the horse
to change lives

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Did you know?

Did you know that horses, like rabbits, cows and other herbivores, have eyes on the sides of their heads? This allows them to see almost 360 degrees.

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Did you know?

Did you know that each horse has its own personality? Some horses are shy, others playful; some are high strung and others are calm. We can know the character of our horses by spending time with them.

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Did you know?

Did you know that horses have outstanding senses in the following areas: sight, smell, and hearing; and also have a sixth sense that allows them to feel human emotions? These senses help horses communicate. And being able to understand the horse is extremely valuable when working with children and horses.

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Did you know?

Did you know that horses combine their ear, facial, and even tail movements to express how they feel and to communicate with other horses and us? Being able to understand equine body language is of utmost importance when teaching children in an equine therapy program.