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Founded in 1999, EAGALA is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals using equine therapy to address mental health and human development needs. Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these services known as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning.

There are now over 600 EAGALA programs, with professionals trained and certified through EAGALA, providing services helping change the lives of people with a diverse range of struggles such as street children in Mexico and South Africa, those suffering from addictions, depression and trauma, and improving relationships in families and groups. EAGALA has over 4,000 members in 49 countries.


Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Location Santaquin, UT
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Certification
  3. Equine-assisted learning
  4. Equine facilitated counselling (EFC)
  5. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy
  6. Hippotherapy
  7. Horses
  8. International organizations
  9. Mental disabilities
  10. nonprofit organizations
  11. therapeutic interactions
  12. training programs