Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) are structured, facilitator-led sessions working with horses that utilize innovative techniques in counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, coaching, and other personal growth interventions.
EAAT is steadily growing as a validated and recognized approach to overcoming mental health challenges such as trauma, abuse, post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI’s), occupational stress injuries (OSI’s), depression, life skills development, grief and anxiety.
We offer programs based on the Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) model and the Equine-Assisted Learning Model.
Equine-assisted therapy (EAGALA), also known as horse therapy, takes a distinct approach to professional mental health and personal development based on the scientific concept that we learn best by doing.
Individuals are empowered through personal and physical experiences that are led by our certified facilitator. The hands-on approach combines personal experience with intellectual understanding, providing solutions that are deeper, more profound, and longer lasting.
The EAGALA model is an innovative, ethical set of best practices that builds on the human/horse connection to help people learn more about themselves and to use that learning to change their lives.
The Equine-Assisted Learning model focuses on developing and strengthens, social, and essential life skills through programs guided by our facilitator facilitated programs where the horses are teachers. It is based on a BUILDING BLOCK™ program that builds on the life skills practiced in previous sessions through activities with the horses.
Our professional, customized sessions are offered as individual programs, along with cost-effective family and group programs.
Programs are developed around unmounted activities, however, riding lessons can also be arranged by request. Our programs meet the requirements of the equine, health and social services industries.