It is Effective. The EAGALA model creates interactive sessions with horses that allow clients and therapists to“see” where the problems are and find ways to solve them. In the sessions, the focus is on doing, being active in-the moment,and finding solutions that provide faster, morepermanent change. It is effective for clients of all ages and conditions.

Uncovers the True Agenda. Through experiential activities your facilitators can see how clients act and react to different situation, allowing them for focus on how they can best assist you.

Professionalism. The EAGALA model requires a licensed mental health care professional and an experienced horse professional working together as a team for the benefit of the client. EAGALA certification requires intensive training, continuing education, and adherence to a high standard of practice and ethics.

Makes the Process More Engaging. Because Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is active and effective, the process is more engaging for you and for your facilitators. Once a horse enters the equation, everyone is instantly attentive and engaged in the process.

Gets Clients Past the Sticking Points. Everyone can hit a wall in therapy where the client remains stuck in old patterns and attitudes. Using the EAGALA model your facilitators can assist you to get out of a rut and back on

Great for Individuals and Groups. Whether working with individuals or groups, the horses provide powerful opportunities to address social skills, communication issues, and other dynamics necessary for healthy, meaningful relationships.

Provides Real Solutions. EAGALA offers a model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy where therapists and clients alike are excited by the process. Whether used for treating all forms of addiction, trauma, social and behavioral disorders, and other issues, clients find the sessions meaningful leading to real and long-lasting change.


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I use the imagery I developed [during my session] all the time to deal with the chronic pain.  I find it works best when the pain starts to build, before it gets really bad.  I remember first how he felt under my hands so I can focus on his strength I would absolutely attend another session … I certainly would recommend a session to anyone.”  DQ, following an EAL session.