WHY HORSES?

Horses Are Alot Like US

Like humans, horses are social animals with defined roles within their herds. They have distinct personalities, attitudes and moods. At times they seem stubborn and defiant. They like to have fun. An approach that works with one horse won’t necessarily work with another. In other words, horses provide vast opportunities for learning about ourselves. 


Working with horses is engaging, real time and hands-on. The experience is immediate and fully felt.

As prey animals, horses have a finely tuned ability to detect changes in their environment and react instantly to those changes. They are highly adept at reading nonverbal cues and mirroring  body language. Horses are honest, always present in the moment, and masters at reading their environment and the body language of creatures around them.

Horses are powerful, reflective guides on our journeys of self discovery.

But Does It work?

There is a growing body of research that demonstrates the effectiveness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning. Click the button below to see EAGALA's research summary.

The Research Studies