Happier Trails

Located in Boscawen, NH. Eagala therapy is different than many traditional forms of counseling in that it utilizes a team treatment approach to attend to the needs of both human and horse. The Equina Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) model is an evidence based, non-riding form of therapy, with the purpose being to put the Client and horse in an equal power dynamic, as partners in the work. Clients and their treatment team are in a space with our horse partners in what is commonly referred to as ‘at liberty’, meaning the horses are untethered in the space and free to act and interact in whatever way they choose. Second, is that Eagala utilizes a treatment team approach. A team consists of the Client, the horse(s), the mental health specialist, and an equine specialist. Eagala prioritizes Client and horse well-being. Properly attending to the emotional and safety needs of both the Client and horses in the space is more than one clinician could probably do well, so Eagala adds an equine specialist to the sessions to monitor the well-being of the horses. Working together, the mental health provider and equine specialist will facilitate sessions and build treatment plans that allow Clients to explore their healing journeys in a way that preserves horse welfare. Equine Specialists are held to the same rules of confidentiality as the mental health therapist. For more information and other services check out the website.

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Phone: (603) 403-2651