The EAGALA model

Registered NDIS Provider  #4050029490

Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy (horse therapy) to address mental health and human development needs.

The EAGALA Model provides a structure for providing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning sessions.  Practicing with 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 is a team approach with an Equine Specialist, a Mental Health Professional and the Horses all working together with Clients in all EAGALA sessions. All sessions are;

  • Ground Based (NO horseback riding) where the horses are metaphors in specific ground based experiences.
  • Solutions Oriented as we believe Clients have the best solutions for themselves when given the opportunity to discover them.
  • EAGALA sessions are conducted under a strict Code of Ethics to ensure best practice and the highest level of care.

EAGALA - Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association

Now available in Tasmania

At Donovan Park

Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these therapy services known as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.
— The Global Standard for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association in action