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Walk alongside

The EAGALA method of equine assisted learning is based on the emergence of metaphor to raise and refine meaning and understanding. I just finished my second trip through the initial training. In one session, we were asked to work in … Continue reading

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Metaphorical Tradeoffs

Entering the EAGALA arena is entering the land of metaphor. It is this journey into the world of metaphor that allows me to take my Elementary Science Methods students from inner city Hamline University into a collaborative relationship with 1000-pound … Continue reading

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Trust the Process

On Saturday, I took eight students from my elementary science methods class to Cross P Ranch for a morning with the EAGALA model of equine assisted learning. We used the unique environment of the horse arena to engage in a … Continue reading

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The Pedagogy of Equus, Post #3: The Experiential Nature of Learning

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) approach to facilitating a client’s journey to greater insight into their own mental health offers a strong, clear context for the mental health professional. I recently had the pleasure of completing a … Continue reading

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A Pedagogy of Equus, Post #2: Leading with Questions

     The facilitators at last week’s EAGALA training excelled at the practice of leading through questions. To better understand the EAGALA process participants would ask questions. They were sincere questions honestly asked. What they anticipated was an answer or … Continue reading

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A Pedagogy of Equus, Post #1: Talking Through the Horse

     Last week I attended Part One of the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) certification training. EAGALA is a form of equine assisted therapy rooted in working with clients on the ground, utilizing clean language as means … Continue reading

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The Congruence of Equus

This past fall, I had the gift of doing some writing with my daughter on the role horses play in examining human relationships. Due to the prey niche this magnificent animal resides in, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive … Continue reading

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