We use the EAGALA Model
WHAT IS IT
What is Equine Assisted Therapy?
What happens in Equine Assisted Therapy?
EAP brings people together with horses in sessions managed by a qualified psychotherapist and a certified horse professional. Clients attend either as individuals or in groups, depending on the circumstances. Typically, a client will require 6 to 8 one-hour sessions, perhaps once a week. EAP is a short-term intervention; for most clients, just one block of sessions will be enough.
ABOUT EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY
What and Who is the therapy for?
- Preventative care for at risk youth
- The effects of personal abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)
- Family situations & relationships
- Transition difficulties
- Mental-health issues
- Eating disorders
- Long-term physical illness & conditions
- Young offenders & probationers
- Bullying in the community
- Restorative justice
What Our Clients Say
HOW IT WORKS
Why does this technique use horses?
Horses are empathic animals that can mirror our emotions and teach us about power and boundaries, whilst connecting us to what lies hidden within ourselves. This innate mirroring provides an opportunity for us to change behavior and witness immediate responses. As a herd, often based around the family system, horses survival depends on positive relationships and good communication. As a result, horses are remarkably intuitive, and can read human moods and intentions very accurately through body language, energy and emotion.
The way horses respond to clients provides crucial insights into the client’s own emotions, attitudes and behaviors, and therefore give vital clues as to how to bring about effective change. Most significantly, the clients can achieve this understanding for themselves.
The work is experiential in nature, so you can learn by participating in activities with the horses then processing the feelings afterwards.
EAP is a non-riding experience and open to anyone with or without horse experience.