The Healing Power of Equine Therapy

Robyn Knecht, Director of Counseling Services at the Saint Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota discusses the school; equine therapy and the benefits it provides; how St. Joseph’s equine therapy program is making a difference in the lives of Native American youth, and the significance of the horse in Native American culture.

Robyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of South Dakota. She graduated with her Master’s Degree from South Dakota State University and has been with St. Joseph’s Indian School for 17 years. In her role, Robyn loves being able to help people and make long-term positive impacts, be it in the development of her therapeutic staff or the students she serves. Robyn has three girls and loves spending time outdoors with her family, particularly fishing.

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