To access the power of the horse for growing, learning and healing.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is found to be helpful in many problematic situations, among them:
- Individual and group therapy for children and youth who have experienced child abuse, whether physical, emotional or sexual;
- Families experiencing a divorce;
- Persons or families who are grieving the loss of a loved one;
- Youth transitioning into adulthood;
- Persons who have experienced a trauma;
- Veterans returning from war and experiencing PTSD;
Equine Assisted Learning is found to be helpful in the following situations:
- Persons growing older and the daily challenges this often presents;
- Stress management for every age;
- Organizations needing to learn about team building and giving employees tools to cope with burn-out;
- Persons wanting to make career changes;
- Improved communication skills;
||We are trained in the EAGALA model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and utilize Equine Assisted Psychotherapy(EAP) in our work with people which focuses on a variety of mental health and human development needs. Equine Assisted Learning(EAL) is also an integral part of EAGALA and our program with a focus on learning and educational goals. Why do we partner with horses? Like humans, horses are social animals with defined roles within their herds. Given the fact that they are prey animals, horses are keenly sensitive to their environment. They have distinct personalities... and, most important, they often reflect back to us the issues in our lives.
Activities with the horses are on the ground as there is no riding involved in this equine work.
There also is no requirement that people participating have horsemanship skills.