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The EAGALA Model provides a standard and structure for providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning sessions. Practicing within a model establishes a foundation of key values and beliefs, and provides a basis of good practice and professionalism. The EAGALA Model provides a framework of practice, but within that framework, there are infinite opportunities for creativity and adaptability to various therapeutic and facilitating styles.

The EAGALA Model

  • The Team Approach – An Equine Specialist, a Mental Health professional, and horses work together with clients in all EAGALA sessions
  • Focus on the ground – All EAGALA sessions are on the ground with horses (no mounted work)
  • Experiential and Solution-Oriented – The belief that our clients have the best solutions for themselves forms a foundation for the EAGALA approach. Rather than instructing or directing solutions, we allow our clients to experiment, problem-solve, take risks, employ creativity, and find their own solutions that work best for them.
  • Code of Ethics - EAGALA has a code of ethics, and has a standard of professionalism and ethics.

Visit www.EAGALA.org for more information.

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

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