EAGALA Code of Ethics

  1. The EAGALA Associate will provide the highest quality of service and care in supporting and assisting clients in personal growth and learning.

  2. The EAGALA associate will respect and honour the value and dignity of all and protect the safety, welfare, and best interest of the client.

  3. The EAGALA associate will always consider physical and emotional safety concerns. This includes safety utilising horses and the maintenance of a safe facility. Therapeutic approaches are to be implemented in a respectful manner, maintaining the privacy and rights of confidentiality of all clients, and never abusing power through sexual or inappropriate relationships with clients.

  4. The EAGALA associate will continually evaluate the progress of clients and will promptly refer them to other professional services if and when this is in the best interest of the client.

  5. The EAGALA associate will treat other associates and professionals courteously and respect their views, ideas, and opinions.

  6. The EAGALA associate will share information, experiences, and ideas that will benefit, strengthen, and improve the effectiveness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning.

  7. The EAGALA associate will regularly evaluate his/her own professional strengths and limitations and will seek to improve self and profession through ongoing education and training.

  8. The EAGALA associate will not misrepresent by claiming or implying professional qualifications, education, experience, or affiliations not possessed by the associate.

  9. The EAGALA associate will follow all state/country law and guidelines pertaining to the scope of his/her practice and limitations of business.

  10. The EAGALA associate should not participate in, condone or be associated with dishonesty, fraud, deceit, illegal activities, or misrepresentation.

  11. The EAGALA associate will not engage in personal conduct which adversely affects the quality of professional services rendered or cause harm to the reputation of the profession.

  12. The EAGALA associate will maintain the highest standards of professional integrity.


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Wow, what an amazing experience.

It was a chance to get up close to something that was larger and much more powerful than me without feeling fear or anxiety. I was asked to do some simple activities that required me to enter into a contract with the horse.

Words like unconditional trust, setting aside any preconceived notions of how we communicate without words and faith in one’s own abilities come to mind when I think about that day.

I gained such a deep understanding of my own processes which were personal and unique.

- Ruby