"Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these therapy services known as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy." EAGALA
Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs. Their vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these therapy services known as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
The Pasture at Mercer Farm is the only EAGALA Certified facility in Columbus County.
EAGALA Model Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development is experiencing rapid growth around the globe.
In two words: STRONG OUTCOMES.
Equine-assisted work often helps clients change and grow more effectively and quickly than traditional clinical and psycho-educational approaches.
That's because people typically learn best by doing. Life lessons take deeper root when individuals both understand them in their heads and experience them in their bodies. Working with horses is engaging, real time and hands-on. The experience is immediate and fully felt.
Horses are a key part of the team.
"To evade predators, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. They instinctively analyze and react to our body language and other nonverbal cues. As a result, we are able to gain insight into our own nonverbal communication and behavior patterns. The Eagala Model invites clients into an arena for ground-based interaction with horses to facilitate the therapeutic process. These horses become the focal point in client-driven discovery and analysis."