The Model


Enriching Every Life Through Horses!

Changing Horses utilises the EAGALA model as a foundation for its programmes.
EAGALA was founded in 1999 as a non-profit 501(c) 3 organisation developed to address the need for resources, education and professionalism in the fields of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.  EAGALA has now grown to over 3,500 members in 38 countries, with regional coordinators helping support members and networking groups in EAGALA Europe/Middle East, EAGALA Africa, EAGALA LatinoAmerica, EAGALA Pacific, and EAGALA U.S./Canada.  It is our vision that every person in the world will have access to EAGALA Model services to improve lives and systems worldwide.

As a non-profit organisation, EAGALA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors ensuring longevity of the association, efficient use of resources; focus on EAGALA’s mission and objectives, and high standards of business practice.

Contributions to EAGALA are tax-deductible in the U.S.  Thank you for your support!

Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives

Vision Statement

EAGALA is committed to setting the standard of professional excellence in how horses and humans work together to improve the quality of life and mental health of individuals, families and groups worldwide.

Mission Statement

EAGALA provides education, standards, innovation, and support to professionals providing services in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning around the world.


IMPACT: Focus on making a positive impact in the lives of people
ETHICS: Maintain the highest ethical standards and professionalism
INNOVATION: Support innovation while remaining committed to quality assurance
INTEGRITY: Ensure the integrity of the EAGALA model through outcomes and efficacy
CULTURE: Promote a culture of collaboration through sharing information, experience, and ideas


Establish standards of practice, ethics, and safety for EAP/EAL
Provide trainings for certification in the EAGALA Model of EAP/EAL
Conduct annual conferences to promote education and networking
Promote EAGALA as an effective model of therapy and treatment for at-risk populations
Provide educational, training, and support resources, such as books, videos, tapes, and web sites . Publish a bi-annual magazine
Encourage universities and colleges to develop and include the EAGALA Model in their curriculum. Support the establishment of EAGALA Model organisations around the world
Conduct and disseminate research on the effectiveness of EAP/EA
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