Equine therapist - Salary and Career
Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

Equine therapist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They perform therapeutic care for patients, clients and practitioners using specific programs, methods and techniques of art therapy, music therapy, hippotherapy and naturology. They act in the orientation of patients, interactants, clients, practitioners, family members and caregivers. They develop prevention, health promotion and quality of life programs. They carry out technical-scientific activities through research, specific work, organization and participation in scientific events.

How much does an Equine therapist earn

A Equine therapist earns between $1.232 and $7.141 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.847 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 23 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Equine therapist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.847 34.169 712 19
1º Quartile 1.232 14.782 308 8
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 13
3º Quartile 5.446 65.356 1.362 36
Higher Salary 7.141 85.696 1.785 47


Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of biological sciences, health
      • health professionals in integrative and complementary practices
        • professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

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Main workplaces

Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies the positions of this CBO family exercise their functions in sectors whose activities refer to health and social services, education and sports. In general, they work on their own, as self-employed, individually or in groups, without permanent supervision. They work in closed environments in the case of the Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Naturologist, and in open environments in the case of the Equine Therapist. Art Therapist, Music Therapist and Riding Therapist work during the day. In the case of Naturologists, working hours are irregular.


What does it take to work in the field of Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies

For the exercise of the Music Therapist occupation, a degree or specialization in the area is required. For the exercise of the Art Therapist occupation, higher education in health, education or health is required, in addition to a postgraduate degree or specialization in the area. For the exercise of the Riding Therapist occupation, higher education in health or education is required, in addition to, at least, training courses of 80 (eighty) hours and experience of 1 (one) year in Riding Therapy and Riding. For the exercise of the Naturologist occupation, a degree in the area is required.


Functions and activities of Equine therapist

Professionals of creative, equotherapeutic and naturological therapies must:

  • evaluate conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagents t/interagent icantes;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform technical-scientific and administrative activities;
  • guide clients/patients/users/family members/caregivers/interagents;
  • perform therapeutic planning;
  • work safely;
  • perform therapeutic service;
  • communicate;
  • evaluate conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagents t/interagent icantes;
  • guiding clients/patients/users/family members/caregivers/interagents;
  • perform therapeutic care;
  • analyze therapeutic evolution;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate creativity;
    • demonstrate transdisciplinary thinking;
    • perform home and institution visits;
    • identify the musicality of patients/clients/users;
    • select therapeutic material;
    • report;
    • perform therapeutic art reading;
    • participate in meetings with multidisciplinary teams;
    • stimulate the practitioner's biomechanical alignment;
    • define therapeutic care goals;
    • analyze practitioner-horse interaction;
    • observe signs of change;
    • check material conditions;
    • demonstrate procedures and routines;
    • implement prevention and health promotion programs;
    • elaborate therapeutic record;
    • suggest complementary exams;
    • check practitioner attire;
    • work in social programs;
    • explain how naturological practice works;
    • analyze the relationship of the interactor with naturological practices;
    • prepare the therapeutic environment;
    • establish a sound-musical bond;
    • analyze sound-musical perception;
    • perform therapeutic music reading;
    • implement projects and programs;
    • clarify doubts;
    • observe multidimensional aspects of health;
    • establish horse-practitioner-mediator bond (approximation);
    • apply assessment instruments ;
    • supervise technical teams (interns, other professionals);
    • stimulate perception and sound-musical hearing;
    • demonstrate organization;
    • choose therapeutic environment;
    • perform multisensory stimulation;
    • select naturological techniques;
    • demonstrate objectivity;
    • perform prognosis;
    • select horse;
    • develop projects and programs;
    • establish an art-therapeutic link;
    • manage human resources;
    • establish a bond;
    • demonstrate musical mastery;
    • return feedback;
    • define type of care (individual or group);
    • identify relative indications and contraindications;
    • analyze the risks of using therapeutic material;
    • evaluate general conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interagent;
    • organize technical-scientific events;
    • stimulate self-knowledge;
    • establish discharge criteria;
    • set priorities in care;
    • establish result indicators;
    • develop new technologies;
    • establish observation criteria;
    • apply techniques of therapeutic art preparation;
    • demonstrate ability to handle, ride and relate to horses;
    • analyze risks of using therapeutic material;
    • use epi;
    • evaluate sensori- motor, cognitive and emotional;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • establish therapeutic plan;
    • perform feedback;
    • observe horse behavior;
    • perform the conservation of slicing materials;
    • establish a dialogue between therapeutic system/knowledge;
    • guiding activities of daily living;
    • package therapeutic material for disposal;
    • analyze the autonomy of the interactor in relation to the therapeutic process;
    • analyze the individual's involvement with the therapeutic process;
    • perform clinical examination;
    • mediate instrumental, vocal and body production;
    • work as a team;
    • stimulate spontaneous and induced plastic production;
    • introduce naturological therapeutic techniques;
    • stimulate autonomy and independence;
    • register service data;
    • analyze community profile ;
    • analyze evolution of the creative process;
    • demonstrate non-verbal communication skills;
    • demonstrate emotional balance;
    • perform thematic sessions;
    • check understanding of guidance;
    • perform anamnesis;
    • establish number, duration and frequency of sessions;
    • analyze sound-musical production;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • propose activities;
    • share information with other professionals;
    • request evaluation from others professionals;
    • evaluate expressions/receptivity sound-musicals;
    • refer patients/clients/users/interagents to other professionals;
    • guiding changes in habits and behaviors;
    • demonstrate clinical reasoning;
    • give courses and lectures;
    • perform conservation of therapeutic art material/therapeutic music;
    • inform risks/limits inherent to the treatment;
    • participate in differential diagnosis ;
    • produce informational material;
    • select sacking material;
    • presenting artistic-expressive materials;
    • perform context assessment sociocultural;
    • establish diagnosis;
    • identify indications and relative contraindications;
    • work as a team;
    • coordinate services (health, education, etc.);
    • select music therapy methods and techniques;
    • involve family members, caregivers and educators in the process therapeutic;
    • use artistic-expressive techniques and materials;
    • facilitate the interactant's understanding of their health;
    • demonstrate diffuse and focused attention;
    • analyze plastic production;
    • establish an interagency relationship;
    • adjust therapeutic planning;
    • demonstrate mastery of plastic language;
    • sanitize materials;
    • demonstrate dynamism;
    • demonstrate a welcoming school;
    • stimulate sound-musical production;
    • stimulate productive-creative process;
    • apply hippotherapy activities;
    • evaluate general conditions of clients/patients/users/practitioners/interactor;
    • participate in technical-scientific events;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • evaluate plastic expressions;
    • monitor productive-creative process;
    • adapt techniques;
    • adjust material;
    • issue reports and opinions;
    • establish dialogue from plastic production;
    • organize therapeutic groups;
    • perform research;
    • elaborate technical-scientific productions;
    • perform multidisciplinary care;
    • use assessment protocols ;
    • analyze the relationship of patients/clients with artistic-expressive material;
    • apply naturological techniques;
    • analyze reports and opinions from other professionals;
    • analyze complementary exams;
    • observe bio-psychosocial development;
    • define creative stimulation techniques;
    • define the care team;
    • evaluate interagent relation with the environment;
    • select methods and techniques of therapeutic art intervention;
    • stimulate adherence and continuity of treatment;
    • work in education programs;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • check the organoleptic conditions of the naturological material (color, taste, odor and texture);
    • participate in safety training;
    • define therapeutic care strategies;
    • provide consultancy and advisory services;
    • develop a discharge process;
    • train horse;
    • manage financial resources;
    • select equine therapeutic programs, methods and techniques;
    • demonstrate perseverance;
    • establish therapeutic contract;
    • establish sound-musical dialogue;
    • evaluate relationship with horse ;
    • coordinate projects and programs;
    • perform biotypological and energetic;
    • discuss cases with a multidisciplinary team;


    Sectors that hire Equine therapist the most in the job market

    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • sports education
    • assistance activities for the physically disabled, immunodepressed and convalescent
    • other human health care activities
    • hospital care activities
    • other teaching activities
    • health management support activities
    • physical therapy activities




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