Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs.  Our vision is that every person worldwide will have access to these therapy services known as Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.

There are now over 700 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 4,500 members in 50 countries.

Support our efforts and learn more about this exciting approach to helping people through horses!    


The EAGALA Model

Through training and certification in the exclusive EAGALA Model of practice, EAGALA has set the global standard in equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development.

Our People

With a committed and highly professional team, EAGALA’s network serves association members and communities worldwide, all dedicated to the vision of every person around the world having access to life-changing EAGALA Model services.

Our Values

Our values identify who we are and what we hold important as an organization and define the quality of professionals we look to be part of our EAGALA network.

What we do:

Our vision is that every person around the world has access to EAGALA Model services. Achieving this involves:

  • Providing public awareness, research and education about this modality of mental health treatment and personal development
  • Supporting access to funding
  • Building a high-quality network of professionals trained to provide ethical, evidence-based, life-transforming services

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About Run 4 Recovery

My amazing and most dedication boss Robin M is doing a Bike run to support individuals that are struggling with addiction helping them restore their lives and establish a new one! He does this run every year! Who does this? someone who CARES and is welling to go above and beyond!! BOOM You go Robin.

Run 4 Recovery / Ride 4 Recovery has easily become one of the most deeply meaningful aspects of my life and personal recovery. This year’s Journey of 500 miles (approx. 40-60 miles per day x10 days) is down historic Highway 1 through the wine country of Ventura and the canyons of Los Angeles to bring support and attention to the suffering chemically dependent individual and their families. Without the generosity of the donations raised for food and shelter given by the Puente House Foundation there would be little hope for those in need

28 years ago (5 years before got clean and sober) I was beat-up and robbed in the Charlie Hotel in San Francisco. I jumped out a 3rd story window off a fire escape to the ground. Consequently I broke both of my feet and spent almost a year in a wheel chair, convalescing at my mother’s home in Orange County. People have asked me “What is wrong with you” , “You must be crazy to run 200 miles on foot for 10 days, two years in a row, and then to ride 500 miles on a bike for 10 days three years in a row.” The truth is I am a bit crazy with hope, hope for the people who can and will recover from this deadly disease of addiction. With our help. Thank you!

Sincerely, Robin McGeough

If you want to know how to help someone struggling with a substance abuse, the “Stages of Change” concept is a good starting point. It’s based on the theory that behavioral change is a gradual process involving several common stages. If you can figure out which stage your loved one is at, you may be able to help them more effectively. For more information check out our presentation on Stages of change video on you-tube!

The stages of change are:

Precontemplation -Not yet acknowledging that there is a problem behavior that needs to be changed
Contemplation -Acknowledging that there is a problem but not yet ready or sure of wanting to make a change
Preparation/Determination – Getting ready to change
Action/Willpower – Changing behavior
Maintenance -Maintaining the behavior change
Relapse- Returning to older behaviors and abandoning the new changes


stages of change in addiction

For more in formation check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bADOrTa-WW8

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CCAPPUpcoming CCAPP conference! This year’s conference will be held at the San Diego Mission Bay Hyatt Regency; the conference committee, board and staff is excited to be in San Diego! At this conference we want to look towards the future and prepare for the next steps in the growth of our profession, with workshops to assist professionals in increasing their knowledge in medically assisted treatment approaches and interventions, multicultural competency, co-occurring disorders, prevention methodologies, supervision techniques, professional and personal growth, ethics and many more interactive training opportunities. Looking forward to the upcoming event, if your CAARR, CAADAC or professional in the field don’t miss it! For information Check it out at www.caadac.org/news/annual_conference/about/ Great event get your CEU’s, network meet the most staff in the field af Drug and alcohol studies, Have fun in the sun and a amazing hotel on the beach! Don’t miss it, It can be a start of your new journey1 CAADAC and CAARR first annual conference is around the corner.CAADAC

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