About EAL and EAMH

Horses Guiding Humans currently works with two primary models of Equine Assisted Services: EAGALA and ARCH. Through these models, we offer Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) services.

What is Equine Assisted Mental Health?

beige colored horse with blond hair Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) is a specialty area of practice in which specifically-trained, licensed, mental health professionals provide mental health services in a farm environment working with horses. It is used to address challenges like PTSD, anxiety, depression, addictions, other serious mental illnesses, as well as relationship struggles, phase-of-life issues, parenting, communication, and everyday life concerns.

The term “Equine-Assisted Mental Health” is sometimes used synonymously with “Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy” or “Equine-Assisted Counseling” to broadly describe including horses in mental health services (Hallberg, 2018).

What is Equine Assisted Learning?

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Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a non-therapy, skills-based service that focuses on teaching life skills, social skills, communication skills, or leadership skills while facilitating personal growth and increased self- awareness through interactions with horses.

Services are provided by educators both credentialed and non-credentialed, life or professional development coaches, spiritual guides, riding instructors, horse professionals, and others.

 “Equine-facilitated learning”, “equine-assisted coaching”, and “equine-facilitated human development” are terms that may be used interchangeably to describe non-therapy equine-assisted services of this nature (Hallberg, 2018).

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