Healing Strides offers Mental Health, Learning, and Coaching opportunities to those who are in need of personal support. Our models take place on the ground, rather than on horseback, with clients telling their story through interactions with the horse. Fostering close communication is helpful for working through complex emotions, trauma, and abuse. Populations that we serve include individuals, families, military, first responders, and groups.
Our effective, compassionate work with this community has proven to change lives and build stronger individuals that have shown resiliency. Come and experience growth and enhanced well-being, with our professionals. When inside the session area, all work is done on the ground with the horses front and center, deliberately unhindered and never ridden, allowing them to interact with the client as they wish. This creates the space for the client, with the support of the professional facilitators, to reflect, project, and make deep connections, allowing healing to take place over time.
The Eagala Model is the Equine Assisted Model that Healing Strides has chosen to use for our ground based practice. At the foundation of The Eagala Model is a distinctive experience framework, designed to provide clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse-human relationship, encouraging and motivating clients to reach their therapy goals. This model is a team approach that includes a licensed, credentialed Mental Health Professional, a qualified, Certified Equine Specialist, and trained horses working together with the client.