Tara Reimer is EAGALA certified, along with staff, to offer mental health therapy and team discovery sessions. Learn more about the EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Assoc.) model by visiting www.eagala.org
The EAGALA model is groundwork only, so no riding, using a team approach. It is client based believing the solution lies within the client. A strong code of ethics is kept to. Read this brochure and watch this video of Cloud 9 Ranch Therapy Programs
for more information.
We offer Recovery on Cloud 9 to facilitate the mental health therapy program for people using a team - the horse, a Mental Health Professional and an Equine Specialist. Tara is the Equine Specialist while various Mental Health Professionals will be used depending on the type of client. At this time, Karen Price of New Directions, is the MH and so we are able to help youth, especially teens. Semiellia Lamont, a riding instructor here is also EAGALA certified as an Equine Specialist and is part of the team when working with groups of people at one time.
Discovery on Cloud 9 is the Team Building/Discovery program that helps a group of people whether as a family, team or working group.
The horse does the teaching while we facilitate. After working with horses my entire life I am seeing horses in yet a new way. We all know within ourselves what needs to change and the horses show us that. In this program, clients are less defensive, and more apt to change, because the change comes from seeing it through, and talking through/about, the horse.
Sessions are one hour long to include time with the horse and time to reflect, discuss what happened with the horse. Cost is $150 for private sessions. Arena is closed off to visitors so that the environment is safe and secure for the client during the session.
The Child Protection Agency, Government of MB, has just approved equine therapy as a form of therapy for their clients!