​​Equine assisted services for physical, mental, social, and spiritual health!

​​​​​​     Horses for Life!       

 Horses for Life!

 Kathy Gambino

 kathygambino@horses4life.com

 979-997-9293

EAP Fee $160

1.5 Hours initial intake and session

1 Hour subsequent sessions

EAL Fees 

Groups grades K-2 $50 each

Maximum group size 6

Groups grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12  $50 each

Maximum group size 10

Adult Mini-Retreats $65 ​each

Includes one light meal, Maximum size 10,

See Special Events for details! 

Please Contact Us for a customized quote if you would like a special EAL group not listed here.

What is the horse doing that the girl

is also doing?  Horses, being naturally  perceptive, are masters at mirroring human emotions and behaviors in noticeable and remarkable ways. These metaphors relate to real life, and are used in sessions to bring tangible growth and learning.

Equine Assisted Learning, (EAL) focuses on personal growth and development goals in a group setting.

 

EAL may help client groups with:

  • Social skills
  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Leadership
  • Self Awareness
  • Respect
  • Boundaries
  • Bully prevention and management
  • Team Building

Populations who may benefit from EAL:

  • Children, youth, and adults with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • At risk youth
  • Schools-Staff, teachers, and students
  • Scouts-Leaders and members
  • Churches-Pastors, staff, members
  • Business/Organizations-Administrative staff, employees, volunteers

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, (EAP) as the name suggests, focuses on mental and emotional health objectives.

EAP can be effective in addressing: 

  • Relationships
  • Anger and conflict
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Self worth
  • Abuse
  • Emotional disturbance

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People who may benefit from EAP

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Foster children and teens
  • Military/Veterans

    EAP and EAL What's the difference?

Initially, some people may be intimidated by the size and strength of horses, however EAP and EAL provide opportunities to overcome fear, develop confidence, and find solutions to their most challenging issues.  After working through carefully chosen activities, clients discuss their thoughts, beliefs,  behaviors, and patterns with the facilitator team, (mental health professional and horse professional).  Sometimes, EAP and EAL may involve intense emotional responses, which often lead to increased awareness and  desired growth.  Positive change is the ultimate goal of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning. 

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) are powerful and effective methods of helping clients gain new insights about themselves and others. Since horses are highly sensitive and intuitive prey animals by design, they have an innate ability to detect and mirror human emotions and issues.   

Their responses during sessions provide living, breathing metaphors through which clients often see life from a whole new perspective. Sessions do not involve riding.  Valuable learning takes place when participants interact with horses on the same level.

 

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning