Programs for Life and Growth
In addition to individual sessions, HorseAccord offers a range of Equine Assisted group programs that are not just ‘horsin around’! HorseAccord programs are facilitated by an EAGALA certified licensed mental health professional and equine specialist. The programs are unlike other horsemanship and riding programs referred to as ‘equine therapy’ that focus on learning about horses, their care, and/or horse riding. HorseAccord programs are ethically driven, theoretically comprehensive and deeply integrated experiential learning sessions using the EAGALA Model, where horses truly inspire, facilitate, assist and connect with participants through the HORSE-HUMAN relationship for personal growth and development. There is no riding involved and no experience with horses is needed. The EAGALA Model involves engaging with socially and emotionally healthy horses in strategically designed ground-based activities that are linked to therapy or educational goals, then exploring insights into feelings, behaviours, and patterns to enable the participant/s to learn about themselves and others. The EAGALA Model is tested and subject to ongoing study and development, with a growing body of research supporting its quality of practice, outcomes, and efficacy.
At HorseAccord we work with groups of children (8-12 years), adolescents (13-17 years) and adults (18+ years). Programs can be tailored to meet your specific needs or choose from the range of programs below that we run regularly.
At HORSEACCORD we use the EAGALA Model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”