Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning Training - EAGALA
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The EAGALA Model

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association is a revolutionary mental health treatment model incorporating horses who are highly attuned and offer a safe space for clients to discover their answers within themselves. Using a collaborative approach, the Eagala Model incorporates a licensed Mental Health Professional and a qualified Equine Specialist working together with horses and clients as equal partners in an experiential process that empowers life-changing outcomes.

Eagala’s Code of Ethics serves as our global standard to conduct business, and guide practice for all members, providing for the wellbeing and safety of our clients and horses.

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Mental Health Matters

Eagala believes that mental health needs are at an all-time high. The Eagala Model provides an innovative solution that offers a unique space for an emotionally safe, hands-on experience. With real-time feedback, clients are able to effectively address issues– such as addiction, domestic abuse, behavioral disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma– where traditional talk-based therapies leave off.

Everyone has the innate ability to solve their own problems. The role of the Eagala team is to provide guidance that assists the client’s own process and creates lasting solutions, and horses are the perfect partner

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Why Horses?


To evade predators, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. They instinctively analyze and react to our body language and other nonverbal cues providing us with valuable feedback and insights for other areas of our lives.

Large & Powerful

It's hard to ignore a horse with their size and presence. We can't just control a powerful horse. Approaching horses helps us reflect how we approach our relationships and how we can face other big or overwhelming things in our lives.


Horses are social animals with defined roles within a herd. They have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods. They could be stubborn or they could be playful. In other words, horses are a lot like us.