About Us - EAGALA

About Us

The EAGALA Model

The Eagala organization spans a global network of highly professional and passionate individuals incorporating horses into treatment. Every certified Eagala practitioner is a credentialed Mental Health Professional or Equine Specialist, passing through standardized hands-on training, assessment, and mentorship.

Our Mission

We set standards, provide support and educate professionals who are changing lives with Eagala Model services. We’re working to ensure that every person around the world has access to Eagala Model services.

Our Values

Positive Impact




Continuous Improvement

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Our History

Eagala was one of the first to develop a concrete model of professional standards for incorporating horses into mental health treatment. Founded in 1999 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit and, along with an incredible team, it has continued to evolve and develop the Eagala Model.

Thanks to the efforts of the Eagala team and its members, Eagala has grown into a worldwide movement and a global network of professionals who collaborate and support each other. Regional Directors in Africa, Europe/Middle East, Latin America, Pacific and USA/Canada work with local networking group coordinators to support and stay connected with Eagala members worldwide.

As Eagala has grown, it has been governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who work tirelessly to ensure the longevity of the organization while maintaining the highest standards of business practices.