The work at emPOWER: Equine Assisted Services is based on the Eagala model. The Eagala model is a an experiential framework that helps people to find answers to their situations through their experiences with horses. Eagala practitioners believe that clients have the solutions to their own problems, and horses can help people to find these solutions.

We offer equine assisted psychotherapy for individuals and families, as well as equine assisted learning for corporate/work groups, teams, civic groups, and others.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a form of experiential psychotherapy to help promote emotional growth and learning. Sessions are done on the ground and are facilitated by a mental health practitioner, an equine specialist, and horse(s). EAP is effective with for a large variety of identified therapeutic goals. Sessions can be conducted with individuals, families or groups.

About Eagala

Eagala is an international organization to train and support EAP/EAL professionals. The Eagala model is a team based approach between a mental health practitioner, equine specialist, and horse(s). Sessions are all ground based and participants are encouraged to be solution focused. Eagala practitioners follow a code of ethics to ensure quality services.

Equine Assisted Learning

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) uses horses to promote learning to teams or individuals. EAL sessions are hands on and take place on the ground. The focus can be on learning, personal or professional development, and/or team building. Like EAP, all EAL sessions are facilitated by  a mental health practitioner, an equine specialist, and horse(s).

"Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we're not capable of filling ourselves."
-Buck Brannaman