Education & Training

Committed to the Happiness and Wellbeing of People and Horses.



Eagala is a global organization with over 2,500 certified members in 45 countries. We set the global standard in the world of equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development.

The Eagala Model is a distinct approach to professional mental health and personal development services designed to empower clients through personal and physical experiences.

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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl.®

Ensuring excellence and changing lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies®
PO Box 33150 | Denver, CO 80233 | (800) 369-7433 (RIDE) |


PATH Intl. Mission
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.

PATH Intl. Vision
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit.

PATH Intl. boasts the best standards in the industry and several different EAAT disciplines and certification levels.


Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Therapeutic Driving Instructor

Interactive Vaulting Instructor


Founded in 1997 by author, lecturer and horse trainer Linda Kohanov,  Eponaquest offers a variety of educational programs and in-depth retreats for amateur and professional equestrians, families, counselors, artists, educators and business leaders that employ horses in teaching people leadership, assertiveness, personal empowerment, relationship, intuition, and emotional fitness skills.

Eponaquest offers workshops and private sessions in:

  • Leadership: one to five-day retreats developing assertiveness, team building, emotional fitness, nonverbal communication, innovation, conflict resolution, and leadership presence. Multi-week Professional and Life Coach training.
  • Personal Development: relationship, emotional fitness, mindfulness, personal empowerment, energy healing and biofeedback, authentic community building, intuition, interspecies communication, Holotropic Breathwork, creativity, music, and writing retreats.
  • Equestrian Skills: beginner to advanced horse care, training, riding, interspecies communication, stallion socialization, herd management, riding instructor training.
  • Apprenticeships: advanced training in Equine-Facilitated Learning and Human Development or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy leading to Eponaquest Instructor, Advanced  Instructor, and/or Eponaquest Riding Instructor status.

Whether you’re interested horses or human development—or both—the Eponaquest Approach allows you to experience what it means to truly thrive in life, offering you tools that open other worlds of creativity, insight, and empowerment, expanding your vision, helping you reconnect to nature, to the herd and to the community.

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Tellington TTouch Training

Tellington TTouch Training is a specialized approach to the care and training of companion animals, horses and exotic animals, as well as for the physical and emotional well-being of humans.

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EAQ® - (Equine Assisted Qualifications)

EAQ®  – Home of Horse-based Learning and Education – sets and monitors quality standards for its equine assisted learning centres and provides training and qualifications for facilitators and others involved with equine assisted learning. There are a number of EAQ Approved Centres in the  – UK and Australia offering interaction with horses for children, young people and adults leading to nationally-recognised qualifications.

Training for Facilitators
Training is available for facilitators, horse professionals, tutors, assessors and practitioners of equine assisted learning. Courses run throughout the year.




The Academy for Coaching with Horses - Colorado

Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching – Kathy Pike 

Kathy’s program is unique in that it offers the Mind Body MethodTM Coach Training to emphasize the way in which Horse can teach, heal and work with humans when we become more present and “horse like.” In addition, certification groups are limited in size to ensure a high level of “hands-on” learning under supervision.

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1 Comment

  1. JoAnne Ernsberger

    Yes – E3A – Equine Experiential Education Association – I highly recommend them for EAL training and certification.


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