2758 Jeanette St. • Abilene, TX 79602
PO Box 5195 • Abilene, TX 79608
Fax: 325-692-6813

Healing Through Horses

Hendrick Home for Children utilizes the EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. This groundwork-based experiential modality employs a team approach, pairing a licensed, EAGALA-certified mental health clinician with an EAGALA-certified Equine Assistant to provide clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse-human relationship. From exercises in free observation to partnering directly with horses to accomplish prescribed tasks, the EAGALA model allows clients an opportunity to reimagine problems and find solutions leading to a more fulfilling life.

Why Horses?

Horses have long been companions and helpers for people. They are trainable and have adaptable characteristics. Horses don’t lie; they don’t separate how they feel and how they act. They facilitate communication with depth and transparency. Horses help people develop interpersonal insight and skills in a nurturing and solutions-focused environment.

Equine therapy is available to those in either of the Hendrick Home for Children programs – Basic Care or Family Care.

For more information about our equine program, contact Danny Ellison, 325-692-0112.